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Mock Draft Tracker 6.0: League Meeting Edition


In order to serve all Chargers fans, has compiled a list of who some top draft pundits are projecting the Bolts will select with the 28th pick in the draft.

With less than a month to go until the draft, and the NFL League Meeting now in the books, here's 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:

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.: OT Cody Ford – Oklahoma

What he says: "I thought about defensive tackle here, and Los Angeles could also target a corner. But in the 6-foot-4, 329-pound Ford, the Chargers could get a versatile offensive lineman who has started multiple games at both guard and tackle for the Sooners. He could step in at either position in L.A., Ford's strength is in the run game -- he's a mauler."

MMQB's Kalyn Kahler: QB Will Grier – West Virginia

What she says: "The Chargers will meet with Grier before the draft, and I could see them taking a chance on him as a possible successor to Philip Rivers."'s Bucky Brooks: DT Dexter Lawrence – Clemson

What he says: "Given free agent Corey Liuget's uncertain status, Lawrence could be a target for the Chargers at this pick. As a massive space eater with exceptional athleticism, Lawrence will occupy blockers and create opportunities for the team's linebackers to flow freely to the ball."'s Pete Schrager: DT Jerry Tillery – Notre Dame

What he says: "Tillery could go as high as the top 15 or slip to the end of the second round. Eye of the beholder on this one. A 6-7 force who ran a 4.9 40-yard dash and was ultra-productive in his final season in South Bend, Tillery had eight sacks and also blocked two kicks last season. He's shown big flashes and would be a great addition up front for Gus Bradley's D."'s Lance Zierlein: T Kaleb McGary – Washington

What he says: "The Chargers could also look at defensive tackle here, but McGary offers the Chargers a big, athletic right tackle with a mean streak."'s Will Brinson: CB Byron Murphy – Washington

What he says: "Bunch of different ways they can go, but landing the best available cornerback in the draft would give them some serious juice on the back end of this defense."'s R.J. White: WR Terry McLaurin – Ohio State

What he says: "Receiver isn't the biggest need for the Chargers, but here they still take the plunge on an improving prospect with deep speed who can fill the hole left behind by Tyrell Williams' departure, but he's shown with his ability to run routes that he's more than just a straight-line threat."'s Chris Trapasso: QB Drew Lock – Missouri

What he says: "Without many clear-cut needs outside of defensive tackle in what's a deep class at that position, the Chargers pick their quarterback of the future."'s Ryan Wilson: DT Jerry Tillery – Notre Dame

What he says: "Tillery was dominant at times last season and if he can play with more consistency he could end up being one of the biggest surprises of this class."

SBNation's Dan Kadar: OT Cody Ford – Oklahoma

What he says: "This is a repeat from last week's mock draft because the fit is perfect. Ford is a big-bodied right tackle who moves defenders around with ease, especially when he gets low run blocking. He can be a little upright at times, but to this point that hasn't hurt him too much."

The Draft Network's Trevor Sikkema: DT Dexter Lawrence – Clemson

What he says: "The Chargers need to get better on the interior defensive line, but more in the run stuffing fashion. Picking run stuffers in the first round isn't really my forte, but when it's a guy like Dexter Lawrence, I can understand. Lawrence is strong and explosive for an interior defensive lineman, and can complement the Chargers pass rush while filling a big (literally) need stopping the run in the middle."

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.

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