17. Los Angeles Chargers: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
One team that missed the playoffs by mere seconds is the Los Angeles Chargers, but their arrow is still pointing up. They need to make a few tweaks in order to take their next step and one move that could help would be adding Jordan Davis from Georgia.
According to Drae Harris of The Draft Network, the 340-pound Davis is dominant in the run game — and can help on third downs — if the team elects to use him in such a way.
"“He is extremely impactful as someone who absolutely commands a double team, which frees up other players in that front. In the run game, he is dominant. He is nearly impossible to single-block. He has extremely explosive hands to lock out and disengage from offensive linemen. His skill set suggests that he can either be a single or two-gap player in an even or odd front. He can remain on the field in passing situations, but teams may maximize his effectiveness by limiting his reps due to his size and conditioning.” — Harris, The Draft Network"
Whatever the plan, Davis would provide a massive upgrade on any defensive line.
18. New Orleans Saints: Andrew Booth, Jr., CB, Clemson
They could go with a wide receiver but the New Orleans Saints seem to prefer trying to find them a bit later in the draft — or even in free agency. That means they could instead go after another need, which could be cornerback.
That’s their move here as they take Andrew Booth, Jr. from Clemson. Lining him up across from Marshon Lattimore would give them an impressive starting duo as they look to continue to build up their defense.