By Brendan Patel on April 4, 2014
The San Diego Chargers will be looking to improve upon a strong run to end their 2013-14 season. With one pick in the second round and one pick in the third round, the Chargers will be hoping to add talent who contribute right away.
Here are five prospects that they must target during the second day of the NFL Draft.
Kelvin Benjamin’s 6-foot-5 frame and large wingspan are going to make him a nightmare to cover. He still has a lot to learn, and will most likely be available on the second day. He would be a great weapon for Philip Rivers to throw to opposite of Keenan Allen, as Rivers has had success with taller receivers in the past.
Paul Richardson was one of the best receivers in college, but received little recognition due to the struggles of Colorado. He has great playmaking ability and is a smooth route-runner. He isn’t very big, and durability issues make him a candidate for the second day.
Will Sutton is more fit to be a defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme, but his quickness could make him attractive to the Chargers. He can play defensive end in their 3-4 scheme, and also become a pass-rusher on third downs. He will likely be overlooked by most teams due to his size, but the Chargers would be wise to consider him.
David Yankey might be gone by the time the Chargers are on the clock, but if he is there, then they should not hesitate to pick him. He would fill a glaring need on the inside of their line. He is a tough, athletic guard whose intelligence separates him from other players.
The Chargers need a lot of help in their secondary, and Marcus Roberson is a good option. He is very physical in coverage, but does lack top-end speed. His competitiveness gives him a certain edge, similar to several successful cornerbacks currently in the league.
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