Here is another mock draft provided from NFL Mocks and this time they rolled out with a 3 round mock. In this draft we are sitting at pick 14 and we filled in a lot of our gaps with the picks that were chosen. In the mock, we went with a pass rushing linebacker, a safety and an offensive tackle in the first 3 rounds. Those should be our highest priorities coming into this draft and we have to make some good decisions with those picks. Here is who NFL Mocks selected in those 3 rounds:
14. (Round 1) San Diego Chargers Brandon Jenkins DE/OLB FSU
Jenkins is a maddening talent. He has great size and athleticism but has not produced a ton this year. He has had moments but this pick is about upside. He gets a ton of attention and that frees up everyone else. I think he is a better 3-4 OLB than a 4-3 DE. Chargers need pass rushers.
14. (Round 2) San Diego Chargers Mark Barron SS Alabama
Chargers defense has not been what it was in years past. Talent is getting older and it is time the Chargers replenished its losses. Jenkins will finally replace Merriman in Round 1 and Barron will fill the SS hole the Chargers currently have. Smart, strong, Crimson Tide players are the cure for a weak defense.
14. (Round 3) San Diego Chargers Levy Adcock OT Oklahoma State
Chargers OL is in bad shape. RT and RG are inconsistent and injuries to the rest leave them short handed. Adcock can play OG and RT in the NFL…in a pinch he can play LT as well. Chargers would love this kind of versatility.
I wouldn’t mind seeing the draft play out like this. Jenkins can chase after the quarterbacks and line up on the opposite side of Shaun Phillips. Barron can fill that black hole that we have had at safety.
Here is the tape on these kids:
Check out the whole mock draft here.