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In a recent conference call, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay discussed two players who the San Diego Chargers could possibly look at with the No. 18 pick: Illinois pass-rusher Whitney Mercilus and Stanford guard David DeCastro.

Home might have been the easy decision. Then again, this is what Eddie Royal chose: an established offense with a Pro Bowl quarterback and a coach who, like Norv Turner or not, knows how to call a good game.

Over at Mocking the Draft, they have been running a Mock Draft polling the SBNation writers for each blog to get each of their selections. They have 3 teams make picks each day and then a few days later post an article with a writeup from the team’s blog as well as their site manager Dan Kadar. A few days ago I made the Chargers selection and picked Alabama S Mark Barron. Here’s what I said about the pick.

First, it was the Chargers’ playoff hopes that slipped. Now, it’s the completion date for a financing plan for a new Chargers stadium.

With less than a month until the 2012 NFL Draft, my inbox has been full of questions from San Diego Chargers fans asking me who the team might be interested in. Although A.J. Smith and the rest of the front office have notoriously played games with their visits (often drafting players that they have never even spoken to directly), the official list of players that they visit with does give us a good picture of what positions the Bolts might be targeted in the draft.

Selected by the San Diego Chargers with the No. 2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft, Leaf signed a four-year, $31.25 million contract including a $11.25 million signing bonus.

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