Good morning, Chargers fans!
I hope everyone’s weeks have been going smoothly thus far. We’re a little under a month away from this year’s draft and it cannot get here soon enough.
When you look around at various mock drafts from across the media landscape, there really isn’t a consensus projected pick for the Chargers. While I’d say most of those picks are for an offensive tackle, exactly which tackle it will be still seems like a mystery. Northern Iowa’s Trevor Penning is a popular name, but Mississippi State’s Charles Cross was also recently linked to the Bolts. A true dark horse to go at #17 could also be Central Michigan’s Bernhard Raimann, but I feel the chances of him going on day one has become more and more scarce in recent weeks.
There’s still the occasional defensive tackle, cornerback, and receiver paired with the Bolts, but even those names aren’t ever the same two mocks in a row. Despite the need for a right tackle being astronomical, it still feels like there’s a chance something unexpected happens.
But only time will tell. As it always does.
Feel free to riff on these thoughts in the comments below or use the thread however you see fit. Enjoy the day, everyone.
And now for today’s links!
Five things to know about Gerald Everett (Chargers.com)
What we learned from the 2022 NFL owners meetings (Chargers.com)
A seven-round Chargers mock draft (L.A. Football Network)
Are the Chargers replacing Andre Roberts after half a season? (Bolt Beat)
Bruce Arians is stepping into a front office role with the Bucs (Pro Football Talk)
NFL draft tier rankings (ESPN+)
Chris Trapasso dropped his latest mock draft (CBS Sports)
10 teams that must ace this year’s draft (NFL.com)
Mike McCarthy dismisses rumors of Micah Parsons moving to defensive end (NFL.com)
Patrick Peterson is staying with the Vikings for another season (Bleacher Report)