Mel Kiper Selects O-Line Also For San Diego Chargers Mock Draft

September 15, 2012; Louisville, KY USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Jonathan Cooper (64) and offensive tackle James Hurst (68) line up against the Louisville Cardinals during the second half of play at Papa John

Mel Kiper and his hair made his second mock draft of the season. Kiper will be mocking drafts all the way till April and we will try to keep track of the different players that he selects for the San Diego Chargers.

With the 11th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Mel Kiper selects….

North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper.

The San Diego Chargers struggled at offensive line last season. The left tackle position was bad and the left guard spot was equally as bad. Any help on the offensive line will help.

Cooper is a new name that we have heard around these parts. He could fill in that starting role that Tyronne Green struggled with last season.

Since we haven’t posted about Cooper around these parts, here is the CBS Sports analysis on him:

Cooper is a smooth, coordinated athlete with fluid footwork and outstanding balance, blocking well on the move and constantly getting to the second level. Cooper lacks overpowering strength and needs to cut down on the penalties, but is an extremely effortless mover with explosive quickness in tight quarters. With an impressive senior season, Cooper, who is almost fully recovered from January shoulder surgery, could be the first offensive lineman out of North Carolina to be drafted in the first round since 1987 (Harris Barton).

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • JoseSD

    Who gives a damn what Kiper says this guy and Chris Berman who gives away the draft pick before it’s announced are the reasons why I watch the draft on NFL Network rather than ESPN. Kiper is a damn joke I remember he had.Jimmy Clausen going first overall and 2 years ago he had Daquan Bowers being the first pick

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I think part of the entertainment is to see how ridiculous this “expert” is with his selections

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