by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)
2016 Selection – 3rd Overall
Last Year’s First Round Pick – RB Melvin Gordon (1.15)
The offseason was filled with drama about a potential move to Los Angeles and whether or not QB Philip Rivers was willing to make the move with them. For at least one more year the team will not be joining the Rams in LA, though that will be a consistent story line throughout the season (most likely).
On the field the team is coming off a disappointing season. With a 34-year old quarterback you can argue that the team needs to start looking towards the future which they have, to an extent. Gordon should be significantly better than he was in his rookie season and the team has added a top young WR (Keenan Allen) as well as additional weapons (Travis Benjamin). Protecting/opening holes for their skill players is going to be paramount, but does falling to third in the draft eliminate their opportunity to do so in the first round? Read more