Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery’s name has appeared in the first round of a couple of mock drafts. Most recently, he was mentioned in a mock by NBC Sports Washington.
If you follow and read any of the NFL Draft websites, chances are you’ve seen Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery’s name floating around the late first or early second round of most mocks.
Most recently, NBC Sports Washington did a mock draft that had Tillery going with the 28th overall pick to the Los Angeles Chargers.
That’s the earliest I’ve seen Tillery go in any mock, and to be honest, it would be a greatr fit.
The last time we saw the Chargers, they looked helpless in trying to stop New England’s rushing attack or putting any pressure whatsoever on Tom Brady. The Charger defense is loaded with talented edge rushers and defensive backs, but their interior line play leaves something to be desired.
Tillery could help out the cause in Los Angeles immediately. He is an elite pass-rusher from the defensive tackle position, and his ability to penetrate will disrupt and re-route most rushing attacks. Additionally, his height and reach are going to be a nuisance to a lot of young NFL quarterbacks as they try to clear the line with their passes.
Should Tillery end up in L.A., he would be joining one of the most talented young rosters in the league, equipped with a future Hall of Famer at quarterback. Long story short: he’d have a decent shot at playing for a Super Bowl early in his career.