Mailbag: What’s the Art of a Draft Day Trade? - Ricky Henne
For instance, if there is a guy you see as a big difference maker, do whatever it is you have to do to get him. Melvin Gordon is a great example. He was a guy the Bolts targeted, and they saw the opportunity to move up a couple spots and ensure they got him. On the other hand, I love the idea of trading back. The draft at times can be a crapshoot (though you’d never know if you look at the talent the Chargers have added over the years), so I’m always for trading back to get more picks and bites at the apple.
Grade A three-round 2019 NFL Mock Draft - Mel Kiper plays GM for all 32 teams (insider)
I thought the Chargers might target a defensive tackle with the 17th pick last year, but Vita Vea and Daron Payne were both off the board. They ended up with Derwin James, one of the best picks of the entire draft, but still have a need along the interior of their defense. Simmons might not be picked in Round 1. He tore his ACL in February and could redshirt this season. But he's a top-15 talent, and he's going to be on my Big Board. And he could be a steal here.
No do-overs needed with Chargers' first-round hot streak - Eric D. Williams
"Oftentimes we say, 'We didn't think he was going to be there,'" Telesco said on draft day after selecting James. "You hear that all the time. I hate hearing that. But honestly, with this one, we did not expect him to be there at our pick. We were prepared to take him if he was, but we did not think he would be there. So suffice to say, we were very excited to bring him in."
NFL draft do-overs - Let's re-pick and fix mistakes for all 32 teams - ESPN.com
Verrett's talent is undeniable, as he made a Pro Bowl in his only healthy season in 2015. However, injury concerns were an issue for Verrett coming out of college because of his smaller frame. Those concerns proved accurate, with Verrett missing 55 of a possible 80 games during his tenure with the team due to an assortment of injuries. Roby, selected six picks later by the Denver Broncos at No. 31, missed one game in five seasons, totaling seven interceptions and 60 pass breakups during his time in Denver. -- Eric D. Williams
PFF's top-15 interior defensive linemen in the 2019 NFL Draft - PFF Analysis Team
Tillery tied Quinnen Williams for the highest pass-rushing grade among interior defenders in college football. Tillery’s sack totals don’t tell the whole story as he was a dominant week in and week out.
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