Los Angeles Chargers: Three things that could happen in the second round

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The Los Angeles Chargers got one of the steals of the first round by landing Derwin James with the 17th overall pick. Now, the focus turns to day two.

Don’t even get us started about the Los Angeles Chargers snagging Derwin James with the 17th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. That was one of the best steals of the draft and for the third consecutive year, the Chargers look like they are going to piece together another great draft.

However, as great of a pick as James was, it did not fill the team’s biggest weakness; stopping the run. The Chargers allowed the second most rushing yards per game last season. With an already good secondary and pass-rush, many expected the Chargers to go with a defensive tackle or middle linebacker in the first round.

James though was simply too talented to pass on with the 17th overall pick. Not only that, the two best linebackers and defensive tackles were already taken in the draft. If it came down to James or middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, the decision would have been much harder for the Chargers to make.

This selection did make the later rounds a bit easier to predict though. Knowing the nature of the NFL Draft, there is going to be several different scenarios that can pan out in the second round. While we all know what the Chargers need, the path to getting those needs could vary greatly.

With holes still at defensive tackle and middle linebacker, here are three things we could see happening in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.