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San Diego Chargers: Three Players to Keep an Eye on in Round 2
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Tom Telesco has already made his first pick as the San Diego Chargers' general manager. Right tackle D.J. Fluker was selected at No. 11, improving the Bolts' offensive line. The Chargers have already made it clear that Fluker will play right tackle in San Diego. They are going to test Jeromey Clary out at guard before they decide his future with the Chargers. If he is cut, San Diego would free up $2.3 million in cap space.

Well, Telesco got his guy. D.J. Fluker is an outstanding run blocker and could turn into an All-Pro tackle on the right side. All in all, the offensive line has been improved, but there are still areas of concern. King Dunlap just isn't the answer at left tackle. The Chargers still need someone to at least compete with Dunlap in training camp to protect Rivers' blindside. Cornerback is another position that needs depth. 

Look for these three players to be on the Chargers' radar in round two. 

Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State

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Taylor is a little small at 5'11'' and 192 pounds, but he's extremely talented. Taylor ran a 4.39 forty-yard-dash at the combine. His speed and athleticism allows him to stay with receivers stride-for-stride throughout their routes. On jump ball plays, Taylor has great elevation to make plays against bigger receivers. He's also a great run defender, using his agility to make tackles early in a play. It would be a surprise if Taylor fell to the Chargers, but if he does, they need to snatch him up. 

Manti Te'o, ILB, Notre Dame

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You're either going to love this or absolutely hate it. The Chargers need someone to pair with Donald Butler. While it may be Jonas Mouton, another linebacker needs to be brought in. They could take one in the later rounds or even a guy like Kevin Minter in the second, but Te'o would also be a great addition. Te'o is a strong player with leadership qualities. He's an outstanding producer week in and week out. He would be ready to start day one. 

Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas Pine-Bluff

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Armstead has great potential in the NFL. He has all the qualities and measures of a top tier tackle. A big reason why he is not receiving that much attention is based on his experience. He played at Arkansas Pine-Bluff, so he has yet to play many top defenses. Menelik Watson is another tackle the Chargers could look at, but he may not fall to them. Armstead would bolster the Chargers' offensive line very heavily. 

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