Earlier this month, Notre Dame tackle Ronnie Stanley told PFT Live he’ll be nervous on Thursday night if still on the board at pick No. 10. Apparently, he won’t be getting nervous.
It had been believed that, with the third pick in the draft, the Chargers would be taking tackle Laremy Tunsil or a defensive player (likely Jalen Ramsey). Word is getting around that the Chargers may be drafting Stanley, with NFL Network’s Mike Mayock projecting Stanley to San Diego at No. 3 in Mayock’s one and only mock draft.
Stanley is regarded as being the safer pick than Tunsil, and it’s possible that the news of a re-filed assault lawsuit against Tunsil by his stepfather was a factor in San Diego’s final decision. If the Chargers have indeed made a final decision to take Stanley.
The one thing to remember is that few know what the Chargers will do. For now, though, an increasing number of folks are saying that Stanley will be the choice.
It’s also possible that the Chargers are strategically leaking the notion that they want Stanley in order to entice someone drafting lower to make the first move on a trade, either to get Tunsil or to snag Ezekiel Elliot, Jalen Ramsey, or Joey Bosa away from the Cowboys.
Either way, it’s important to get to know Stanley. Clicking the thing in the thing below is an easy way to do it.