As soon as Luke Joeckel declared for the NFL draft, he became the best offensive tackle prospect and arguably the top prospect overall. Jake Matthews and Taylor Lewan were the two best after him, but they both decided to return for their senior years.
Eric Fisher started making noise as soon as he became the second-best tackle in the field. His day at the Senior Bowl set him over the top. CBS Sports now has Fisher as the sixth-best prospect in the draft. Some are considering that he is better than Joeckel, or at least could be.
With the Chargers sitting at pick No. 11, they might have to trade up if they really want one of the two. They will not trade up for one reason: Lane Johnson.
The former quarterback transitioned to offensive tackle and has been excelling ever since. He also had a great Senior Bowl and has been rising on everyone's charts across the country. As of now, he ranks 11th on CBS Sports' big board.
Bucky Brooks from NFL.com said this about Lane Johnson's Senior Bowl.
"Johnson has demonstrated impressive footwork, balance and body control while snuffing out pass rushers in drills."
The Chargers desperately need an anchor to protect Philip Rivers. Lane Johnson and his 6'6'', 302-pound frame would be perfect.
The way I see it, San Diego will remain at the 11th spot and select one of the top three offensive tackles. They'll most likely end up with whoever is left, whether it be Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher or Lane Johnson. Don't count on Joeckel or Fisher being available.