The Chargers recently spent a couple of early-round picks on pass-rushers. Jeremiah Attaochu could develop into a starter, but Melvin Ingram hasn't been able to stay healthy. San Diego may have to use another first- or second-round choice on an outside linebacker soon.
Pick change; previously Scooby Wright, DE/OLB
Rd. 2, Pk. 15
Jack Allen, C, Michigan State
The Chargers said goodbye to Nick Hardwick this offseason. They'll try Chris Watt out as a replacement, but the natural guard could struggle at the center position. Here's a solution if that happens.
The Chargers are hoping that Keenan Allen rebounds this year, but even if he does, they could use more talent at receiver. Eddie Royal is gone. while Malcom Floyd is just average at this point of his career.
Like Sammie Coates in 2014, it was hard for Williams to put up big numbers with Auburn struggling to throw the ball. However, Williams led the Tigers with 45 receptions for 730 yards and five touchdowns while basically missing three games with a knee injury and being suspended for the Outback Bowl.
The 6-foot-2, 216-pounder needs to improve his hands, but he has a serious combination of size, quickness and route-running. Even though 2014 was Williams' first season at Auburn, he supplanted Coates as the No. 1 receiver, and the Tigers went to Williams when they needed a big play to move the chains.
Pick change; previously Tony Conner, CB/S
Rd. 2, Pk. 25
KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
The Chargers have two undersized corners in Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers, so adding a bigger third option would make sense.
Russell (5-11, 190) has some natural coverage ability. He is fast enough to maintain coverage with receivers in and out of their breaks, but also plays bigger than his listed size.
Russell missed 2014 over an academic suspension. In his debut season, he had 58 tackles with two interceptions and two passes broken up. Russell continued his strong play for the Irish in 2013. The sophomore totaled 51 tackles, one interception and eight passes broken up.