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Los Angeles Chargers NFL Draft Breakdown

The Chargers Draft was a bit of a none event. They filled their needs, but never made a splash. Check it out.

The Los Angeles Chargers finished 2018 with a 12-4 record, only to be bungled out of the playoffs by eventual Champions the New England Patriots.

Can they Draft well enough to make it to the Super Bowl in 2019?

Players Drafted

Players Pick Position School
Jerry Tillery 28 DT Notre Dame
Nasir Adderley 60 S Delaware
Trey Pipkins 91 OT Sioux Falls
Drue Tranquill 130 LB Notre Dame
Easton Stick 166 QB North Dakota
Emeke Egbule 200 OLB Houston
Cortez Broughton 242 DT Cincinnati

Notable UDFA

Player Pos. School
Jeremy Cox RB Old Dominion
Tyler Newsome P Notre Dame
Chris Brown OL USC
Adarius Pickett SS UCLA
Josh Cocoran LB Northern Illinois

TEAM 2019 Outlook

Offense

We had to wait until the late in the 3rd round for the Chargers to make their first selection and what a strange pick it was. Sioux Falls OT Trey Pipkins is a developmental player at best. He has all the right size, length and stature to be an NFL player, he is just inexperienced facing strong competition. A surprise to say the least at pick 91 overall.


The only other offensive player drafted was North Dakota QB Easton Stick. The 166th overall pick is a solid backup for Phillip Rivers and will learn a lot from him and fellow backup Tyrod Taylor.

Defense

The Chargers wasted no time in getting the man they wanted in Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery. The 28th overall pick fills the only real need the Chargers had in a strong defensive line. He made 29 tackles and 8.0 sacks in his senior year and will hunt the QB down with aggression and determination. We will be seeing many highlights of Tillery in 2019.

Delaware Safety Nasir Adderley, one of the best in the class, was the 60th overall pick for the Chargers who look to add depth behind Rayshawn Jenkins and Adrian Phillips. The UDFA signing of local UCLA talent Adarius Pickett will add some extra help to a floating position for the team.

Note Dame LB Drue Tranquill was the 130th overall pick and will add depth to the chart for a while before he gets his chance to impress in LA.

Grade: B-

All in all, the Chargers added depth to positions of need. No one really stands out as being a fulltime starter besides Jerry Tillery. The Chargers will again push hard for an AFC title in 2019.

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