The 49ers picks are laughable. They need O-Line and Pass rush help badly. No way they pick Tight End and Runningback so early when they have Celek, McDonald, Bell as more than serviceable and Hyde, Draughn, Davis at RB.
Is there any doubt that the Chargers will target a tackle if they're drafting this high? If the front office doesn't improve the offensive line, Philip Rivers might just retire on the spot. That, or grow even uglier facial hair.
Rivers' pass protection has been a mess this year, and it could be worse going forward with Joseph Barksdale bound to hit free agency. Meanwhile, blind-side protector King Dunlap hasn't been able to stay in the lineup, thanks to numerous injuries. San Diego absolutely has to do something about its horrendous blocking.
Rd. 2, Pk. 1
Jonathan Allen, DE/3-4OLB, Alabama
The Chargers re-signed Corey Liuget to a $30 million contract this past offseason, so I don't know how much money they want to invest in their defensive line. This is significant, as Kendall Reyes happens to be a free agent at the end of this year. San Diego may want to obtain someone more consistent up front anyway, as Reyes is having a terrible season.
The Chargers said goodbye to Nick Hardwick this offseason. They've tried Chris Watt out as a replacement, but because he's a natural guard at the center position, he was woeful in 2015 before landing on injured reserve. Here's a solution.
The Chargers appear poised to move on from Eric Weddle and will need a difference-maker at safety to replace him.
In 2015, Ramsey has 39 tackles, 10 passes broken up and a fumble returned for a touchdown. Sources say that they feel that Ramsey is more special at safety and prefer him there to cornerback. Ramsey was a force at safety, but is spending 2015 at cornerback. Some believe he can be a shutdown corner.
Ramsey gave up a 58-yard touchdown to Miami wide receiver Rashawn Scott and has allowed separation to receivers in other games. That all has served as evidence that Ramsey is a work in progress as a corner. He's okay at corner, but a special player at safety.
Ramsey (6-1, 204) was one of Florida State's best defenders in 2014, notching a lot of clutch tackles. He totaled 79 stops, 9.5 tackles for a loss, 12 passes broken up, two interceptions and two forced fumbles on the year. As a freshman in 2013, Ramsey started on the Seminoles' National Championship team at safety and cornerback. He recorded 49 tackles and an interception that season.
Rd. 2, Pk. 1
Kenny Clark, DT/NT, UCLA
The Chargers need to get a nose tackle who can make an impact at the point of attack. They could land a good value at that spot at the top of the second round.
In 2015, Clark has 57 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, five sacks and five passes batted. The 6-foot-3, 310-pound junior is a stout run defender who also can contribute some to the pass rush by bull rushing into the pocket. Clark had 58 tackles with 5.5 for a loss and zero sacks in 2014.
Pick change; previously Demarcus Robinson, WR
Rd. 3, Pk. 3
Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
The Chargers need offensive line depth and competition.
The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Spriggs has good length on the edge with some power and athleticism. He held his own going against Joey Bosa this season. Spriggs plays on the blind side for Indiana, but would be a better fit at right tackle in the NFL.
Corey Liuget remains the only player on San Diego's D-line who can pressure the quarterback or penetrate the backfield. Ndemdiche is a top talent and would give the Chargers a stud opposite Liuget. As we've seen this year, the problem isn't the team's prolific offense (thanks to Phllip Rivers) but their defense needs shored up. Adding Nkemdiche, arguably the best defensive player in the draft, will help immediately.