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

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2. The Los Angeles Chargers trade for another second-round pick, select both defensive tackle and middle linebacker

Instead of choosing between one or the other, the Los Angeles Chargers could package some later picks in this draft in order to secure another second-round pick to draft both a linebacker and a defensive tackle.

There are two routes the Chargers can take to accomplish this. First, they could trade their 48th overall pick back in the draft, secure later picks from another team, and then use those picks as ammunition to secure another second-round pick.

This would lessen the blow the team would have to take to secure another pick and would allow the team to have a pick at both the beginning and end of the round. Hurst may still be available towards the end of the second round, thus, the Chargers can use the higher second round pick for a linebacker.

Georgia’s Lorenzo Carter would be a good fit in Los Angeles. Zierlein has Carter going two picks before the Chargers’ 48th overall selection to the Cinncinati Bengals.

Carter is not a natural inside linebacker, however, he could line up as the WILL, moving Denzel Perryman to the MIKE. Carter would only make the Chargers’ pass-rush even scarier while using his raw athleticism to make plays against the run.

By also drafting a run-plugging defensive tackle in the round, the Chargers can afford to go with the most talented guy available; even if he is on the outside.