The last three years haven’t been the kindest in regards to second-round draft picks selected by the Chargers.
Three years ago, the Chargers somehow managed to have Forrest Lamp fall to them after he was widely-regarded as one of, if not, the top offensive lineman in that entire draft class. But that stroke of magic never materialized on the field due to Lamp tearing his ACL during the team’s very first training camp practice.
A year later, Lamp was assumed to be healthy heading into 2018. However, he wound-up on the inactive list as a healthy scratch more often than a game day backup. It left fans frustrated and understandably confused after they had waited well over 400+ days to see their big time draft day steal.
In 2019, Chargers fans thought Lamp’s time had finally. And it did...sorta.
Lamp was not a starter to begin the season but ended up in the starting lineup after center Mike Pouncey went down with a neck injury. Dan Feeney was kicked inside and Lamp took Feeney’s spot at left guard for all of ONE AND A HALF GAMES before suffering a broken ankle that ended his 2019 season just as it was all coming together.
In this past draft, the Chargers appeared to have struck gold again when former Delaware safety Nasir Adderley fell all the way to pick 60. Adderley was often mocked in the first round last year, sometimes as the first safety off the board. But that spurt of luck dwindled slowly throughout the season as Adderley never really made an appearance in 2019 outside of the team’s final preseason game where he nabbed an interception against the 49ers. We would later find out he had a hamstring “split”.
Sandwiched between those two picks was the selection of outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu in the 2018 draft. Since being drafted, Nwosu has been a steady contributor in the pass-rush rotation and even sealed the team’s playoff victory over the Baltimore Ravens with a strip-sack of Lamar Jackson as a rookie.
The former USC Trojan will likely see his role increased this coming season, especially if the team decides to part ways with Melvin Ingram to gain some cap space for higher-prioritized free agents.
Now the ball is in your court. Who do YOU want the Chargers to select with the 37th-overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft?
(Note: QB Justin Herbert won the first fan vote with 36%)
Who do you want the Chargers to select with the 37th-overall pick?
This poll is closed
OT Austin Jackson, USC
CB Bryce Hall, Virginia
DT Ross Blacklock, TCU
WR Tee Higgins, Clemson
QB Jacob Eason, Washington
CB Damon Arnette, Ohio State
OT Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn