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 lost Marcus Gilchrist in free agency and have a contract dispute with Eric Weddle. Even if Weddle is re-signed, San Diego could use a safety to pair with him.
Conner totaled 69 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, an interception and two passes broken up in 2014. He was a tough defender for Ole Miss. The Rebels used him all over the field, including as an in-the-box safety, an outside corner, a slot corner, an outside linebacker and an edge rusher.
The Rebels had a phenomenal 2013 recruiting class and one of their star freshmen was Conner. From Week 1 of his first season on, he was all over the field for Ole Miss and impossible to ignore. Conner (6-0, 217) was a Freshman All-American and SEC All-Freshman. He totaled 66 tackles with five tackles for a loss, one sack, one interception and seven passes broken up for the year. Conner has instincts and should only get better.
Pick change; previously Shilique Calhoun, DE
Rd. 2, Pk. 25
Travin Dural, WR, LSU
The Chargers could use more young talent at receiver. Malcolm Floyd is aging and declining, while Eddie Royal left in free agency. San Diego needs some targets to team with Keenan Allen.
Even with inconsistent quarterback play in 2014, Dural was one of the SEC's breakout performers. He averaged 21 yards per catch with 37 receptions for 758 yards and seven touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 192-pounder plays big with the quickness to make plays downfield.