April is often called the liars month in the NFL, as so much disinformation is dispersed that it can make one head's swim.
But Chargers general manager A. J. Smith, facing a sink-or-swim season in regard to his job security, was true to his word.
After being active in free agency to shore up holes on offense, the Chargers turned to defense during the draft.
Outside linebacker Melvin Ingram was the biggest catch, a pass-rusher from South Carolina who'll give the team's coaches a versatile player to tinker with.
But on the heels of Ingram came defensive tackle Kendall Reyes from Connecticut and strong safety Brandon Taylor by way of LSU.
Reyes will likely be slid outside in the Chargers' 3-4 setup, and Taylor could battle newcomer Atari Bigby for a starting job.
The team's final four picks were offensive players two linemen - as it was clear the Chargers were using this draft to get better on defense.
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