With the Los Angeles Chargers picking seventh in the 2017 NFL Draft, here are the 25 most recent players selected with the number seven overall pick.
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 seventh pick in the draft.
With one week to go before the Chargers are on the clock, here is the latest look at who pundits now believe the Bolts will select:
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.: WR Mike Williams – Clemson
What he says: "Keenan Allen has played only nine games the past two seasons, and former undrafted free agent Tyrell Williams led the Chargers in receiving last season. Give Philip Rivers another big-time target, and the Chargers could be one of the most-improved teams in the league in 2017."
ESPN's Todd McShay: WR Corey Davis – Western Michigan
What he says: "The Chargers' No. 7 overall pick was the first time I ran into a hitch in Round 1. There's no O-lineman worth taking that high, and my three top DBs all came off the board in the first six picks. Since I'm prohibited from trading down in this exercise, I'll grab another weapon. Keenan Allen is supremely talented, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy. Davis is the most advanced route runner in the 2017 WR class and has an excellent combination of size (6-2¾, 209), speed and toughness."
Pro Football Focus' Cris Collinsworth: S Malik Hooker – Ohio State
What he says: "Anthony Lynn hired Gus Bradley as his defensive coordinator, whose roots run through Seattle. I always thought safety Earl Thomas' ability to cover sideline-to-sideline was the secret sauce behind that Seahawks' defensive success. LSU's Jamal Adams is a tremendous player, but Malik Hooker reminds me more of Thomas with his playmaking from centerfield. His ability to cover mistakes by the corners on deep balls is what sets him apart. I know most people think Adams is the fit here, and the former Tiger is a much better tackler than Hooker, so he could be, but I wrote down Earl Thomas' name five times while watching Hooker's tape, so he gets my vote. The former Buckeye's poor tackling is a problem, though, and he may give up as many big plays as he creates unless it improves."
CBS Sports' Rob Rang: DT Jonathan Allen – Alabama
What he says: "The Chargers won big a year ago with Joey Bosa and could be in a similar position this year should Allen fall into their lap. The 6-3, 286-pound Allen has the intangibles the Chargers have long prized and could remind new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley of former Seahawks pupil Michael Bennett with his positional versatility, initial burst and coordinated, powerful hand play."
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler: S Malik Hooker – Ohio State
What he says: "Despite not being able to work out pre-draft due to injury, Hooker is absolutely worth a top-seven selection with his ability to impact the game in the deep half of the field. He is the playmaker the Chargers have been hoping to add on the back end."
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks: S Malik Hooker – Ohio State
What he says: "Gus Bradley's system needs a talented safety between the hashes to be effective in a division with plenty of playmakers on the perimeter."
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: S Malik Hooker – Ohio State
What he says: "This one just makes too much sense. The Chargers have quietly built a very talented defense."
NFL.com's Chad Reuter: S Jamal Adams – LSU
What he says: "Adams is a 10-year starter in Los Angeles."
NFL.com's Lance Zierlein: S Malik Hooker – Ohio State
What he says: "With the instincts and ball skills to create turnovers, Hooker is a wise choice to strengthen the Chargers' back end."
Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke: S Malik Hooker – Ohio State
What he says: "The Chargers led the league with 18 interceptions last season, but only one player (CB Casey Hayward, with seven) had more than two. They badly need a playmaker at safety."
Fox Sports' Dieter Kurtenbach: S Malik Hooker – Ohio State
What he says: "New defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is looking to move to a Cover 3 scheme that utilizes a single-high, centerfield safety. Hooker might not have a ton of playing experience, but his ballhawking skills are special — he's what teams are looking for when they need to fill that role."