Still, the team has plenty of depth areas on the roster to shore up with six picks left in the final two days of the draft. Heading into Day 2 on Friday, the Chargers have a pick in the second round (No. 57) and the third round (No. 89). Here are a couple of ways San Diego could go in Rounds 2 and 3.
Second round, No. 57 pick: Louis Nix III, 6-2, 331, Notre Dame
Eric’s rationale: The top 3-4 defensive tackle on the board, Nix likely will not be around when the Chargers pick at 57.
Third round, No. 89 pick: Justin Ellis, 6-2, 334, Louisiana Tech
Eric’s rationale: Can play a two-gap nose in a 3-4, but also has the versatility to play other positions along the defensive line.
Second round, No. 57 pick: Kyle Van Noy, 6-3, 243, BYU
Eric’s rationale: A versatile edge rusher proficient in forcing turnovers.
Third round, No. 89 pick: Jeremiah Attaochu, 6-3, 252, Georgia Tech
Eric’s rationale: The all-time leader in Georgia Tech history in sacks with 31.5.
Second round, No. 57 pick: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, 6-3, 218, Nebraska
Eric’s rationale: A former receiver, he has good ball skills and will be effective in press coverage.
Third round, No. 89 pick: Jaylen Watkins, 6-0, 194, Florida
Eric’s rationale: The brother of Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins, he can play all over the field.
Second round, No. 57 pick: Davante Adams, 6-1, 212, Fresno State
Eric’s rationale: Adams led the nation last season with 131 catches for 1,718 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Third round, No. 89 pick: Bruce Ellington, 5-9, 197, South Carolina
Eric’s rationale: The former basketball player has good return and run-after-catch ability.
Second round, No. 57 pick: Joel Bitonio, 6-4, 302, Nevada
Eric’s rationale: An offensive tackle in college, but projects to guard in the NFL.
Third round, No. 89 pick: Gabe Jackson, 6-3, 336, Mississippi State
Eric’s rationale: Big, physical and a road grader in the running game.