San Diego Chargers
Their third-down defense was awful last season, and general manager A.J. Smith hopes he's fixed that with his first three picks, all of them potential starters. South Carolina linebacker Melvin Ingram is a pass rusher and so was UConn's Kendall Reyes at defensive end. LSU safety Brandon Taylor can cover and also play the deep middle. He's fearless in the tackle box, too. They also took the Combine's workout warrior in tight end Ladarius Green from Louisiana-Lafayette. The Chargers hope Green will be productive immediately opposite Antonio Gates. At 6-foot-6, he ran a 4.47 40-yard dash and also scored 22 touchdowns. ... Penn State guard Johnnie Troutman (6-foot-4, 325) is a plugger who figures to be a reserve. Grade: B
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