With the 28th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Tom Telesco and the Los Angeles Chargers have selected defensive tackle Jerry Tillery out of Notre Dame. Tillery is a good player and fills a big need along the interior of the defensive line. The pick is a bit of a surprise with Jawaan Taylor and Cody Ford still on the board, but you can easily understand the pick. And ultimately, from a value standpoint, this feels like a bit of a reach.
Tillery fits Gus Bradley’s scheme, but he is decidedly less valuable than either of the remaining top four offensive tackles. This is not a disaster like selecting Drew Lock would have been, but Chargers fans can reasonably feel a bit disappointed since offensive tackle was such a big need and the guys who were there were so good.
Overall, though, Tillery is a very talented player and he will help improve an already strong Chargers defense.
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