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Sure, but just like us I don't think the Chargers want to hamstring their young franchise QB with what could be a bunch of dreck.

It's really almost the exact same situation for both franchises, so I'm not sure why the narrative is any different.

Pretty much what @Solar7 said, word for word.

Not to mention the Chargers arguably have a worse group of WRs than we do.
Because their OL is an absolute dumpster fire as well.

And Harbaugh has already set the stage for taking an OL earlier with his comments at the owners meetings.

It's hilarious you (@Solar7 ) are saying this, when you were the guy who convinced me that you don't have to take WRs early. Joe Alt's just don't grow on trees, but WRs can be a dime a dozen.
 

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Because their OL is an absolute dumpster fire as well.

And Harbaugh has already set the stage for taking an OL earlier with his comments at the owners meetings.

It's hilarious you (@Solar7 ) are saying this, when you were the guy who convinced me that you don't have to take WRs early. Joe Alt's just don't grow on trees, but WRs can be a dime a dozen.
The owners meetings are when you start saying stuff that is classic smokescreen season.

And no, you're not wrong about the metrics that I presented in the past, but there ARE times where there's clearly highly talented players and you need to take the risk.

If we had anyone of worth on this roster I would be in the mindset that we can wait. But this is desperation mode.
 

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Sure, but just like us I don't think the Chargers want to hamstring their young franchise QB with what could be a bunch of dreck.

It's really almost the exact same situation for both franchises, so I'm not sure why the narrative is any different.
Yup.
 

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Maybe the interior, but they’re already set at OT. Hell, they’re similar to us. Only difference is their LT is more experienced & proven than ours.
Yup. I think krangs out to lunch on this one. They’re almost a mirror image of us. Even down to an offensive desire to pound the rock.
 

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Totally ASFN. Running backs can be found anywhere at any time. Which is ridiculous.
Like Ouchie said, people didn't think that back then but it has become an epidemic these days that's misguided. There's only like 4-5 starters in the league drafted outside of the top 3 rounds now.
 

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Joe Alt is far and away the obvious pick for the Chargers. He's a pretty safe prospect because his floor is really high. Guys that big that move like him just don't really bust much.

I watched a film break down comparing Fautanu and Alt. Fantanu has insanely good technique for a college player, but he kind of has to because he's smaller than average. Alt's technique could improve a lot (and it has) and he's already really dominant.

Harbaugh wil take Alt because he's just such a monster of a player.
Remember that Fuaga is the more physical of the two players, and actually plays RT which is where the Chargers have the opening.
 

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Players I would say will not bust, they may not be superstars but solid NFL starters. Zero busts here

Harrison
Alt
Odunze
Bowers

That's it.

Very likely no bust but probably 1-2 do

Daniels
Williams
Fashanu
Turner
Nabers
Verse
Maye

And that is just 10. You can add in McCarthy but now you are in the 3-4 bust range in this draft with the 11-25 range
I disagree on Alt a bit. He has to get stronger if he is going to stick. There are some Matt Kalil and Nate Solder issues he will have to avoid.
 

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Like Ouchie said, people didn't think that back then but it has become an epidemic these days that's misguided. There's only like 4-5 starters in the league drafted outside of the top 3 rounds now.
This is misstating the theory a bit. The argument is that there is less value and return drafting RBs in round 1, and paying them a huge 2nd contract. That is the argument. There is also less value investing higher draft picks or spending large contracts at RB if you are going to use a committee of players. You can find specialists all over.

Plenty of examples of quality teams using this strategy. Chiefs 1st round RB busted...later round RB very good. Ravens have a low investment into the RB position. The Bills are another example. There are more but that is the gist.

RB isn't without value, but you no longer have to invest premium picks or long term dollars to get that value.
 

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Maybe the interior, but they’re already set at OT. Hell, they’re similar to us. Only difference is their LT is more experienced & proven than ours.
They would draft Alt, move Slater inside or Pipkins inside. Pipkins is only OK.
 
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