Noted ESPN draft guru Todd McShay took a look back at the 2017 draft on Thursday, naming seven players as the top value picks from a year ago.
McShay explains that his list "excludes the top selections and instead gives seven players who presented the greatest value relative to their draft slot and how we graded them before the draft."
The Chargers didn't just have one player make his list.
They have two.
Here is why McShay named Dan Feeney and Desmond King two of the top value picks from the 2017 NFL Draft:
Dan Feeney, G, Los Angeles Chargers
Pre-draft ranking: No. 57 | Drafted: No. 71 (third round)
He played guard his first three seasons before coaches asked him to move to right tackle as a senior. Guard was clearly his more natural position, but it was good experience for the four-year starter and team captain. We had a second-round grade on him, and he wound up going early in the third. Feeney was inserted into the lineup in Week 8 for an injured Matt Slauson and gave up only one sack. He excelled in run-blocking, and Los Angeles went 6-3 with him in the lineup.
Desmond King, CB, Los Angeles Chargers
Pre-draft ranking: No. 77 | Drafted: No. 151 (fifth round)
Another four-year starter, King was the definition of a ball hawk at Iowa (33 passes broken up and 13 interceptions). At 5-foot-10, he tested well at the combine in agility drills but lacked top-end speed. Still, I was stunned that he was still on the board when we got to Round 5. He played all 16 games for the Chargers, primarily in the slot, and provided a ton of value with 61 tackles and one interception (returned 90 yards for a TD). King brings a ton of energy to the field.