Los Angeles Chargers: Big board for the 2018 NFL Draft

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2. Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

The most realistic, best, playmaker available for the Los Angeles Chargers to plug into their linebacker core would be none other than Rashaan Evans. Evans is a very promising prospect that would likely fall into the top-ten if there weren’t other elite linebackers such as Roquan Smith and Tremaine Edmunds.

With those other guys also in his class, Rashaan Evans will likely fall to the late first-round and is a near lock to be available for the Chargers at the 17th overall pick.

Evans would be huge in stopping the run. His athleticism, playmaking ability and overall football IQ would make him the perfect guy to plug in the middle and stop any runs that get through running lanes.

The only downfall of Evans, and what is ultimately keeping him from being the number one ranked prospect on this big board, is that he is not necessarily a scheme fit for the Chargers. Evans is best suited for a 3-4 defensive scheme, the Chargers run a 4-3.

And while his athleticism will help ease the transition into a new scheme, there will be a learning curve for both Evans and the Chargers.