In order to serve all Chargers fans, Chargers.com has compiled a list of who some top draft pundits are projecting the Bolts will select with the 28th pick in the draft.
With the annual Scouting Combine in the books, it's time to take the latest look at who top pundits and experts predict the Bolts to select in the first round of the draft on Apr. 25 in Nashville:
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: S Nasir Adderley – Delaware
What he says: "Adderley is the perfect complement to Derwin James."
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks: LB Devin Bush – Michigan
What he says: "Despite playing well with their seven-DB package, the Chargers need to find a sideline-to-sideline linebacker to fortify the front seven. Bush is an instinctive playmaker with range and solid tackling skills."
NFL.com's Peter Schrager: QB Will Grier – West Virginia
What he says: "Teams seem to be a lot higher on Grier than folks in the mock draft world. Los Angeles could take Grier here, and get him for four years with the fifth-year option in his contract. No one is pushing Philip Rivers out the door any time soon, but having Grier -- who I believe will see his stock rise the most of any QB at the combine -- waiting in the wings would be wise."
NFL.com's Chad Reuter: OT Dalton Risner – Kansas State
What he says: "Risner is the same player on every snap with core strength, body control, and strong hands, allowing him to succeed on a relatively consistent basis. His position flexibility (started at right tackle and center) and play traits mirror those of former KSU standout Cody Whitehair."
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller: QB Daniel Jones – Duke
What he says: "Is this the year the Los Angeles Chargers finally draft their quarterback of the future? Without an offensive tackle worth drafting at No. 28, this does become the right time to draft Philip Rivers' heir apparent. Duke's Daniel Jones has football smarts, promising technique and plenty of production in a pro-style offense under head coach David Cutcliffe to excite teams."
CBSSports.com's Ryan Wilson: OT Jonah Williams – Alabama
What he says: "If feels like Philip Rivers could play another 10 years, but he'll need to be protected. Williams is a top-10 talent but because of how things shook out above, he slips to the bottom of the first round. Williams and Rivers could anchor the offense for the next decade."
SBNation's Dan Kadar: OT Greg Little – Ole Miss
What he says: "Little didn't do much to help his stock at the combine, but he shouldn't fall completely out of the first round. For the Chargers, he could compete for the right tackle job in 2019 and eventually take over as the team's starting left tackle."
The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs: LB Mack Wilson – Alabama
What he says: "This group needs help and adding an athletic, pass defending linebacker like Mack Wilson would be extremely helpful in keeping the Chargers out of five-safety packages in 2019. Wilson didn't test (at the combine) but showed up a bit bigger than I'd expected he would...we'll have to wait and see what his testing looks like until his Pro Day."
Draftwire's Luke Easterling: OT Andre Dillard – Washington
What he says: "Philip Rivers can't have too many seasons left, and the Bolts need to do everything they can to maximize what time he can still give them. That starts with improving the tackle situation, and Dillard has the size, length and athleticism to be an elite pass-protector at the next level."
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.