The Chargers have one of the most complete rosters in the NFL, but there are still a few positions that need an upgrade if they want to match the same success they’re having this season. The 2019 NFL draft will be ideal to address those holes.
Below is Draft Wire’s latest four-round mock draft selections for Los Angeles along with analysis.
Round 1 | No. 28 | Jerry Tillery | DT | Notre Dame
The interior part of the defensive line has been solid this season, but there are a few players at question whether or not they will be back next year. Brandon Mebane and Darius Philon will be free agents, and Corey Liuget has failed to see the field due to a suspension and a season-ending injury. Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery would be a great selection at the end of the first round.
Tillery is a productive defensive lineman that incorporates a combination of power and athleticism. He stands at 6’6″ and over 300 pounds. That frame allows him to stack blockers at the line and hold up blockers for other players to run free.
Conversely, he’s shown that he can be more disruptive and successful in one gap looks. On film, he looked unblockable in one-on-ones using his hands, strength and short area quickness to beat blockers to and through a gap. He’ll be a versatile defender at the next level, moving up and down the line.
Here is what Draft Wire had to say about slotting Tillery to Los Angeles:
The Chargers interior defensive line has looked improved this season, but both Brandon Mebane and Darius Philon are on the final year of their deals. Corey Liuget looked solid after returning from a four-game suspension, but he got injured and had to miss the remainder of the season. Tillery’s fluid hips, impeccable lateral agility, active hands, and long arms will allow him to dominate NFL guards for years to come.
Source: “Los Angeles” – Google News