With the 18th pick in the draft, the Chargers select…
Melvin Ingram, outside linebacker, South Carolina (6-2, 276)
The former running back turned pass rusher has the ability to get after the quarterback a number of ways from a variety of spots. The Chargers will use him more as a stand-up rush linebacker where he can use his combination of suddenness, power and motor to get to the passer. He’s not an elite athlete, but will instantly be able to come in and make an impact up front.
NFL Ceiling: 8-10 sacks per year
NFL Floor: 4-6 sacks per year