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Baltimore Beatdown readers draft the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft: LA Chargers

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Many votes were tallied, and four players received over 10% of the vote, but only one could win. Joining the Ravens: WR D.J. Moore. Won’t be a long trip from the University of Maryland.

Now on the clock, the Los Angeles Chargers!

Previous voting links:

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold
  2. New York Giants — RB Saquon Barkley
  3. New York Jets — QB Josh Rosen
  4. Cleveland Browns — DE Bradley Chubb
  5. Denver Broncos — QB Baker Mayfield
  6. Indianapolis Colts — OG Quenton Nelson
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — SS Derwin James
  8. Chicago Bears — LB Tremaine Edmunds
  9. San Francisco 49ers — DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
  10. Oakland Raiders — LB Roquan Smith
  11. Miami Dolphins — DT Vita Vea
  12. Buffalo Bills — QB Josh Allen
  13. Washington Redskins — CB Denzel Ward
  14. Green Bay Packers — DE Marcus Davenport
  15. Arizona Cardinals — QB Lamar Jackson
  16. Baltimore Ravens — WR D.J. Moore

Possible picks:

  1. OT Mike McGlinchey — In a division with Von Miller, Justin Houston and Khalil Mack, a strong offensive line is pertinent. The Chargers need to upgrade from Russel Okung and Joe Barksdale.
  2. OT Connor Williams — Just like McGlinchey, he’s an option for the Chargers at 16.
  3. LB Rashaan Evans — The Chargers are hurting on the interior. Yes, they have great pass rushers in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, but they can’t do anything if the middle of the field is open for business.
  4. DT Da’Ron Payne — The edge rushers cannot make all the plays. Finding a strong, run-stopping defensive tackle is necessary for success. The Chargers picked up Brandon Mebane back in 2016, and this is the final year of the 33-year old’s contract. Acquiring a young defensive prospect will help adjust if they want to move on from Mebane after the 2018 season.
  5. CB Mike Hughes — The Chargers are strong in the corner department, but if readers do enjoy the ‘best player available’ approach, this is a possibility.
  6. WR Calvin RidleyKeenan Allen is an incredible talent, when healthy. Ravens fans know the ending of that sentence far too often, and a replacement/addition can help mitigate disaster. Giving Phillip Rivers all the weapons for a final push may be the right idea.


With the 17th pick in the 2018 Beatdown mock draft, the LA Chargers select, __________?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
    (123 votes)
  • 4%
    Connor Williams, OT, Texas
    (16 votes)
  • 18%
    Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
    (62 votes)
  • 29%
    Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
    (98 votes)
  • 1%
    Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
    (4 votes)
  • 7%
    Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
    (25 votes)
328 votes total Vote Now