5 Players San Diego Chargers Should Target on Day 2
The San Diego Chargers did not disappoint on Day 1 of the draft, addressing the need for an offensive tackle with the selection of Alabama's D.J. Fluker, but who will the Bolts target on Day 2?
The second and third rounds are chalk full of talent, and the Chargers have plenty of holes to fill on offense and defense. Going into Friday's draft, the Bolts still have needs at CB, OG, DT, ILB and OLB.
With the 45th and 76th picks at its disposal, here are five players San Diego should target.
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After drafting Fluker to come in and anchor the outside of the O-line, the Chargers must now address the inside.
San Diego should target another equally efficient run-blocker in offensive guard Larry Warford out of Kentucky. The 330-pounder would be a solid addition for a team desperate to not only give Philip Rivers help, but Ryan Mathews as well.
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Round 2 still offers some intriguing linebacker prospects. With that in mind, San Diego has a huge hole to fill in the middle of its defense with Takeo Spikes gone.
Minter fits the mold of a stout inside linebacker bred to stop the run. Even though he played just one season in LSU's starting lineup, he offers the Chargers a worthy replacement for Spikes.
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There were some experts who projected that Utah's Star Lotulelei would be an option for San Diego in the first round, but that obviously didn't happen.
The Chargers may have missed out on Lotulelei, but Ohio State's Johnathan Hankins brings some similar qualities as a big, space-eating defensive tackle. With no Antonio Garay or Aubrayo Franklin scheduled to return next season, San Diego has to shore up the middle of that D-line.
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Corners will likely fly off the board in Round 2, but this is a deep draft for defensive backs.
North Carolina State's David Amerson isn't highly ranked, but NFL.com describes him as "one of the more interesting prospects in the draft." His 6'1", 205-pound frame is coveted by scouts looking for corners with the size to cover bigger receivers.
San Diego will be down two starting corners with Antoine Cason in Arizona and Quentin Jameer still a free agent.
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The Chargers lost OLB Antwan Barnes to the New York Jets in the offseason, and it's highly unlikely the team re-signs Shaun Phillips, who led the team in sacks last season.
Jarrett Johnson will return to help stop the run, but the Chargers could use another pass-rusher to pair with Melvin Ingram in the linebackers unit.
Georgia's Cornelius Washington has that defensive end/outside linebacker size that most 3-4 defenses look for, which could intrigue the Chargers in the second or third round.