April 30, 2017
The Chargers had an impressive draft over the weekend, which they hope will help vault them into contention in the AFC West.
The Bolts took Clemson Wide Receiver Mike Williams, Western Kentucky linemen Forrest Lamp, and Indiana guard Dan Feeney in the first three rounds.
In round 4, the Chargers took Miami safety Rayshawn Jenkins and Iowa defensive back Desmond King in round 5.
Then in rounds 6 and 7, the Chargers added depth on the offensive and defensive lines, taking Utah offensive tackle Sam Tevi before finishing the weekend by taking Notre Dame defensive lineman Isaac Rochell.
The Chargers offensive line might end up going from its weakness to one of its biggest strengths in 2017, and they may have even added a potential Rookie of the Year candidate in 2017, in Williams.
The only area the Chargers overlooked during the draft was not selecting a potential successor at quarterback for Philip Rivers. They could have gone for Pitt’s Nate Peterman, who may be ready far earlier than other spread QBs.
“All these players we’ve taken, they all have upside to us,” GM Tom Telesco said. “A lot of these guys have a long way to go still. …We’re excited about all these guys, and I think a lot of these guys have a lot in front of them still.”
The Bolts will hold their rookie minicamp May 12-14 in San Diego