ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After selecting Clemson receiver Mike Williams with the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday, the Los Angeles Chargers have two picks on Day 2 -- No. 38 (second round) and No. 71 (third round).
In the past, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco has been active in the second round.
In 2014, Telesco traded the No. 57 overall selection in the second round and a fourth-rounder to the Miami Dolphins to move up seven spots to select Jeremiah Attaochu at No. 50.
And in 2013, the Chargers traded the No. 45 overall selection in the second round and a fourth-rounder to the Arizona Cardinals to move up seven spots to pick Manti Te'o at No. 38.
However, with the Chargers holding the No. 6 overall pick on Day 2, perhaps Telesco stays put on Friday.
“Obviously in the past I think we’ve moved up a couple times,” Telesco said. “But it kind of depends. It’s different each year as far as who’s on the board and what other teams are willing to move.
“But just by glancing up there right now I think we’re in pretty good shape. If we can’t move out or we don’t move up, I think we’re in a good spot. We have the sixth pick of this round. I see a lot of good players still left up there.”
The Chargers will introduce Williams at the StubHub Center on Friday afternoon. Telesco said Williams ran 4.49 and 4.50 40-yard times on the Chargers team scout’s stop watch, so speed is not an issue.
“Mike brings a different skill set with his size and physicality -- being able to win the ball down the field with his leaping ability and hand-eye coordination,” Telesco said.
As far as moving up or moving down in the first round, Telesco said the Chargers talked with some teams but did not see a scenario with them trading up in the draft.
Telesco also said the Chargers had discussions about trading down, but decided to stay put and take Williams at No. 7.
“We felt really good about where we were, and decided to sit and pick,” Telesco said.
Here’s some potential targets for the Chargers on Day 2 of the draft:
Kevin King, CB, Washington: Chargers defensive backs coach Ron Milus attended King’s pro day. At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, King fits the prototype of the long, lanky cornerback the Chargers are looking for. He also played some safety for the Huskies early in his career.
Budda Baker, S, Washington: At 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, Baker can play near the line of scrimmage or back as a deep safety. The Huskies also run some similar concepts to Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, so the transition might be easier for Baker.
Forrest Lamp, OL, Western Kentucky: With competition for both starting guard spots Lamp could help solidify things inside for the Chargers.
Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma: Mixon is the most explosive running back still available in the draft in my opinion, and could pair nicely with Melvin Gordon. But the Chargers have to reconcile Mixon’s off-the-field issues.
Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh: Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt attended Peterman’s pro day, as the Chargers have done extensive work on this year’s quarterback draft class. Peterman was a productive player at Pittsburgh and appears to be a good fit in the Chargers’ system.
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State: At 5-foot-10 and 210 pounds, Cook is an explosive athlete with big-play ability.