3 Players The Los Angeles Chargers Could Pick In The 1st Round Of The 2017 NFL Draft

The newly-minted Los Angeles Chargers hold the No. 7 pick in the NFL Draft after a disappointing 2016 campaign, and this team is looking to add an impact player they can build around going into next season. Here are three players the Chargers should target in the first round of the draft:

1) Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State Buckeyes

The Chargers have a lot of talent, but injuries have killed them over the course of the last few years. Los Angeles needs an impact safety, and Hooker is a great fit as the rangy free safety in Los Angeles if they re-sign SS Jahleel Addae. 

2) Jamal Adams, S, LSU Tigers

Adams isn't expected to be on the board when the Chargers pick, but he's the best safety prospect in this class, proving elite both in coverage and at stopping the run. If he's available, LA won't hesitate to pick him.

3) Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State Spartans

McDowell hasn't reached his potential yet, but he'd be a perfect fit for the Chargers. They need another 3-4 DE, and McDowell can fill that role. He has the traits teams want and this is a nice combination of value and need. 

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