One thing abundantly clear among pundits at the NFL Scouting Combine is that the San Diego Chargers are in a strong position heading into this year's draft.
With only two players off the board before the Bolts are on the clock, the Chargers will have their pick of the litter from a number of talented prospects worthy of being selected third overall.
Mike Mayock is one of the preeminent voices when it comes to the NFL Draft. He will once again anchor the NFL Network's coverage at the Combine over the coming days, and was asked who he believes the Chargers should consider with their first round pick.
In the end, he came up with three logical considerations he believes it may come down to:
"I think when you're picking in the top five, it's a little bit of what you need, but it's a lot about making sure you get a great football player at number three. You can't make a mistake there. And regardless of position, he's got to start day one, he's got to be an alpha male, and you've got to believe he's going to play the next eight to ten years. You start talking about a Joey Bosa, (Jalen) Ramsey (and) DeForest Buckner. I mean, it's got to be the highest-rated guys on your board, and hopefully they fit a need.
If (Laremy) Tunsil is gone at No. 1, would you pull the trigger on Ronnie Stanley? To me, Ronnie Stanley is a top 10 pick. Would you pick him No. 3 overall? I think he's closer to Tunsil than a lot of people do, so I think he could be in the conversation also. But to me if Tunsil is gone, then it's probably more a conversation between Bosa, Buckner and Ramsey."
The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed above represent those of individual authors and do not represent the opinions or policies of the Chargers' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives.