Philip Rivers was sacked 49 times last year, so the San Diego Chargers' offensive line is a huge issue. With that being said, five of them have already been taken, and the remaining offensive lineman that are available are not worth the risk of the 11th pick overall.
Defensive line is another issue for the team, but they just drafted defensive ends in the 2nd round last year and the 1st round a year before, and this draft class is really deep for defensive players.
One thing that this team does struggle with on offense is explosiveness...
With the 11th pick in the draft, the San Diego Chargers select Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia.
San Diego goes with the best player available in Tavon Austin. He gives the Chargers' offense a dynamic playmaker, and can help take pressure off of Rivers by getting open in the middle of the field so he is not holding onto the ball as long. Austin also makes it harder for defenses to double-team their other offensive options.
Tavon Austin is a player that can play in the backfield or in the slot, so this gives new head coach Mike McCoy a chance to be creative - and possibly sooner rather than later, turn the Chargers into one of the best offenses in the AFC.
|1||Star Lotulelei||DT||Utah||[Link to pick]|
|2||Dion Jordan||DE/OLB||Oregon||[Link to pick]|
|3||Sharrif Floyd||DT||Florida||[Link to pick]|
|4||Dee Milliner||CB||Alabama||[Link to pick]|
|5||Eric Fisher||OT||Central Michigan||[Link to pick]|
|6||Luke Joeckel||OT||Texas A&M||[Link to pick]|
|7||Lane Johnson||OT||Oklahoma||[Link to pick]|
|8||Barkevious Mingo||OLB||LSU||[Link to pick]|
|9||Chance Warmack||OG||Alabama||[Link to pick]|
|10||Jonathan Cooper||OG||North Carolina||[Link to pick]|
|11||Tavon Austin||WR||West Virginia||slatts17|
|15||Thoroughbred of Sin|