The Los Angeles Chargers drafted a total of 7 players in the 2017 NFL Draft and made no trades during the draft.
The Los Angeles Chargers gave Phillip Rivers a new target to throw to this season, but I don’t think it was the right fit for them. Either way, Mike Williams will come in and produce from day-one, which means he will be well-molded into the Chargers’ offense by Week 11 — when the Buffalo Bills travel.
Making no trades and having no prior trades, the Chargers had all 7 original draft picks and stayed put for each of them. After Williams, the Chargers drafted two very capable offensive guards, one of the better safeties (and a depth safety), an offensive tackle and a highly regarded defensive end.
All in all, the Chargers turned out a good draft that will see a lot of production right out the gate. Desmond King, Mike Williams, Isaac Rochell and Dan Feeney could all start (or have major roles) right away.
The Chargers might give teams trouble next season with their draft haul filling some much-needed holes.
Let’s take a look at the seven players they drafted this year:
- Round 1 (7): Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
- Round 2 (38): Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky
- Round 3 (71): Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana
- Round 4 (113): Rayshawn Jenkins, FS, Miami (Fla.)
- Round 5 (151): Desmond King, FS, Iowa
- Round 6 (190): Sam Tevi, OT, Utah
- Round 7 (225): Isaac Rochell, DE, Notre Dame
With the Buffalo Bills‘ experienced defensive line, I don’t see the Chargers’ offensive line being a problem. Mike Williams could be an issue and Desmond King could cause problems, but I would also look out for Rochell out of Notre Dame — super athletic.
Week 12 sees the Bills go on the road for the second straight game, this time against the Kansas City Chiefs — the team the Bills traded their first round draft pick to.