After finishing the 2015 season last in the AFC West with a 4-12 record, the San Diego Chargers have a number of holes to fill on their roster if they hope to compete for a division crown anytime soon.
With quarterback Philip Rivers signing a five-year contract extension at the beginning of last season, General Manager Tom Telesco and the front office have a short timeframe to surround their franchise player with the kind of talent the team needs to compete for a Super Bowl title.
While Chargers fans continue to wait and see where their team is going to call home, one thing is for certain — if Telesco doesn’t hit a home run and land some immediate impact players in the draft, the team could very well be playing in a half-empty stadium no matter where it is located.
Scanning through the various mock drafts, most prognosticators have the Chargers taking a player at one of their positions of need — namely offensive tackle and defensive line. Having to fill voids at wide receiver and defensive back as well, here’s a look at a few players ranked in the top ten of the draft and quotes by some well-known “experts” on whom the Chargers will select with their first pick.