5 Takeaways From San Diego Chargers' 2016 NFL Draft

By Brendan Patel

The San Diego Chargers had a lot of needs heading into the draft, and did a decent job of adding talent and depth to their roster. There will still be concerns about their offensive line and at safety, but they should show improvement in the upcoming year. Here are five takeaways from the Chargers’ 2016 draft.

5 Takeaways From San Diego Chargers\' 2016 NFL Draft
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5. Management Believe They Have Weddle’s Replacement On Roster

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There were several opportunities to draft a safety, but the Chargers instead chose to fill other needs. They added some depth in free agency, but the team must believe that some of the younger players will step up to replace Eric Weddle.

5. Management Believe They Have Weddle’s Replacement On Roster

There were several opportunities to draft a safety, but the Chargers instead chose to fill other needs. They added some depth in free agency, but the team must believe that some of the younger players will step up to replace Eric Weddle.

4. Team Continues To Stress Versatility

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Joey Bosa is capable of lining up in a variety of spots, and Max Tuerk can play anywhere on the offensive line. Jatavis Brown can play linebacker or even safety, and Derek Watt is a fullback who can catch out of the backfield.

4. Team Continues To Stress Versatility

Joey Bosa is capable of lining up in a variety of spots, and Max Tuerk can play anywhere on the offensive line. Jatavis Brown can play linebacker or even safety, and Derek Watt is a fullback who can catch out of the backfield.

3. Chargers Trust Their Current Offensive Line

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The Chargers spent only one pick in the first three rounds on an offensive lineman. If healthy, the team does have the potential for a solid line, but they have been unable to stay injury-free the past two years.

3. Chargers Trust Their Current Offensive Line

The Chargers spent only one pick in the first three rounds on an offensive lineman. If healthy, the team does have the potential for a solid line, but they have been unable to stay injury-free the past two years.

2. They Played It Safe

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The team could have gambled on a high-upside player with the third pick, and had the opportunity to take Myles Jack in the second round. Instead, management chose to play it safe, filling needs along the defensive line and at tight end.

2. They Played It Safe

The team could have gambled on a high-upside player with the third pick, and had the opportunity to take Myles Jack in the second round. Instead, management chose to play it safe, filling needs along the defensive line and at tight end.

1. Joey Bosa Will Make or Break This Draft

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Bosa certainly doesn’t have the hype that he did last year, but he still has the potential to be a great player in the league. The team could not afford to get it wrong with the third pick, and they have high hopes that Bosa can dominate on defense.

1. Joey Bosa Will Make or Break This Draft

Bosa certainly doesn’t have the hype that he did last year, but he still has the potential to be a great player in the league. The team could not afford to get it wrong with the third pick, and they have high hopes that Bosa can dominate on defense.

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