Potential draft picks for Bolts in Day 2

The San Diego Chargers filled an obvious need in drafting TCU cornerback Jason Verrett with the No. 25 overall selection in the opening round on Thursday.

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.

Defensive tackle

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.

Outside linebacker

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.

Offensive line

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.