San Diego Chargers: 4 Bold Predictions for 2014 NFL Draft

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San Diego Chargers: 4 Bold Predictions for 2014 NFL Draft
Phelan M. Ebenhack

Predicting the NFL draft may seem like a fool's errand at times. The first few picks can be fleshed out fairly easily, but the further you dive into the draft, the more your next pick depends on the accuracy of the one before it. In addition, trades, nagging injuries and the interview prowess are difficult to factor in for those outside of NFL war rooms.

The San Diego Chargers begin their draft journey with the 25th overall selection, but considering their surprise playoff run last season, general manager Tom Telesco may find good reason to buck current trends in the media landscape and take a few chances in this year's draft.

He demonstrated last year that he wouldn't fall victim to external influence by trading up to land linebacker Manti Te'o in the second round. You could argue that in his second year Telesco has every reason to stick to the formula that landed him three starters in the first three rounds.

However, there are always surprises on draft day. He has been scouting players and making draft notes since 1995 and knows when fortune may smile on a bold Bolt. If he decides to shake things up, it will most likely start with the first round, where the Chargers have been touted to draft anything from a wide receiver to a defensive tackle.

If Telesco is to mock the mock drafts with an alternate battle plan, there are a few daring moves he could make that might pay huge dividends for the Chargers down the road.

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