Originally Posted by gpngc
I think the Chargers are going to take Peria Jerry.
Smith likes big college DTs to play DE (Olshansky, Castillo), and Jerry has the ideal skillset to make the transition to 5-technique. Plus, it's not out of the question for him to offer some depth as an interior pass rusher on passing downs or perhaps as a back-up NT.
He's great value at #16 as well, as one of the more overlooked guys in the draft.
Scott's scouting report doesn't even mention 5 technique in a 3-4 as a possibility. The problem with that position is it negates his biggest strength which is pass rush.........pass rush comes from the LB'ers in a 3-4, the 5 technique guys need to play the run well, and that doesn't seen to be Jerry's strength. This analysis is based on zero film and Scott's scouting report.
The kind of 300 pounders AJ looks for are the 2-3rd round types in Evander Hood, Alex Magee, Marks or even Brace (hopefully Brace could play the straight NT).
There is no doubt AJ will pick a 5 technique in the first 3 rounds....but it depends on who else is available on #16.