Mock Draft Tracker 7.0

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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 only two weeks to go until the draft, 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 Todd McShay: G/T Cody Ford – Oklahoma

What he says: “I'd like to get the Bolts someone in the middle of that defensive line, but the offensive side is equally in need. Ford, who played both guard and tackle at OU, has some versatility... Ford is an absolute mauler who played both guard and tackle at OU.”

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.: CB Rock Ya-Sin – Temple

What he says: “The Chargers like slot corner Desmond King, but the other spot opposite Casey Hayward could be upgraded with Ya-Sin.”

The Athletic’s Dane Brugler: S Nasir Adderley – Delaware

What she says: “The Chargers hit a home run with a first-round safety (Derwin James) last year and could do it again this April. Adderley is the top free safety prospect in this class and Los Angeles has done plenty of legwork on the FCS star, including a recent top-30 visit at the facility.”

NFL.com’s Charley Casserly: QB Daniel Jones – Duke

What he says: “The Chargers find Philip Rivers' heir by selecting the most pro-ready quarterback prospect in the 2019 draft class… Three-year starter who operates with a rare level of quality mechanics coming from the college game.”

NFL.com’s Charles Davis: CB Rock Ya-Sin – Temple

What he says: “My first instinct was to put Washington safety Taylor Rapp here. I absolutely love him and might even end up regretting that I took him out of this mock, but his 40 time at his pro day may scare some teams off, even though I think his game translates to the next level. A couple other possibilities for this pick are a right tackle or defensive tackle, but ultimately, the Chargers go with a tough corner who will continue to fortify the secondary.”

NFL.com’s Cynthia Frelund: S Nasir Adderley – Delaware

What he says: “Adderley + Derwin James = yikes for other teams. The Delaware safety has strong coverage upside at the NFL level.”

NFL.com’s Chad Reuter: G/T Cody Ford – Oklahoma

What he says: “Ford plugs in at right tackle for the Chargers, who need to shore up that side of the line... Ford offers a rare combination of physical and athletic traits that will have NFL teams dreaming of his upside.”

Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klempko: OL Dalton Risner – Kansas State

What he says: “Risner has the experience to contribute immediately, either at tackle or guard.”

CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson: OL Garrett Bradbury – N.C. State

What he says: “The Chargers signed Mike Pouncey in free agency and it was a great find for them, but he's older and this is the final year of his contract. They can groom the next guy up, who happened to be born when Philip Rivers was in high school.”

CBSSports.com’s Chris Trapasso: DT Jerry Tillery – Notre Dame

What he says: “One of my favorite prospect-team pairings in the first round. Tillery could feast in the middle right away playing between Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.”

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CBSSports.com’s Ryan Wilson: DT Dexter Lawrence – Clemson

What he says: “At 340 pounds, there are questions about whether Lawrence is a three-down player. But don't be fooled by his size because his athleticism is eye-popping. Imagine a defensive line featuring Lawrence, Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.”

SBNation’s Dan Kadar: DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson – Florida

What he says: “The Chargers experimented last season playing as many as seven defensive backs at a time. In fact, in a game against the Ravens, the team fielded seven defensive backs on 58 of 59 plays. If that’s the scheme for Gus Bradley, he needs more bodies. There might be cornerbacks or safeties better than Gardner-Johnson, but there isn’t a player who can do both as well as he can.”

USA Today’s DraftWire’s Luke Easterling: CB Rock Ya-Sin – Temple

What he says: “Corner isn’t the Bolts’ biggest need, but the value just isn’t there at tackle or defensive line in this scenario. That’s why they opt for another talented cover man to add to an already scary secondary, getting one of this year’s fastest-rising names.”

Rotoworld’s Josh Norris: DT Dre’Mont Jones – Ohio State

What he says: “You know those interior defensive linemen who just move differently? The ones that show bend and flexibility when reacting to surprise movements in front of them? That is Dre’Mont Jones. He moves fluidly to work the edges of blockers, resulting in backfield tackles or interior disruption on passing plays. He loves the arm over swim at the line or instantly shooting a shoulder to immediately disrupt the backfield.”

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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