Los Angeles Chargers: Big board for the 2018 NFL Draft

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4. Vita Vea, DT, Washington

Vita Vea is widely regarded as the best defensive tackle in the 2018 NFL Draft. Vea has the unique ability to be efficient in both the interior and exterior of the defensive line. He has all the intangibles that NFL teams look for in a defensive lineman; he has the size, the speed, the strength, the footwork and the all-around ability to be an elite defender at the NFL level.

Vea would help the Los Angeles Chargers in multiple ways. Not only would be a huge help in stopping the run up the middle, he could find lanes on the outside and would be a brick wall to get around. Not only that, he would fit in nicely alongside Bosa and Ingram and could see inflated pass-rush numbers as a result.

Vea really is special. The only problem is, he is so highly touted that the chances of him falling to the 17th overall pick are slim.

However, not all projections have him going high in the draft. Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports has Vea falling to the 28th overall pick and has the Chargers selecting quarterback Mason Rudolph (who is not even on our draft board).

However, he also has Maurice Hurst going before Vita, something that is unlikely to occur. At the end of the day, the chances that Vea falls to the Chargers is slim. Thus, the team must prioritize other options first.