Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy (42) runs with the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers 2013 NFL Mock Draft Challenge

I am stealing this idea from our fellow FanSided Blog Arrowhead Addict. This will be the San Diego Chargers 2013 Mock Draft Challenge. I will run through the first 3 rounds of the draft. You all are free to go through all 7 rounds if you like.

Here are some of the rules for playing this little mock draft:

  • The big board on Draft Tek is the official board to make picks from.
  • You can go up five positions from your draft position.
  • You are free to go down as far as you want to select a player.
  • No trades are allowed.

As of now, compensation picks have not been awarded. Once they are, they will get factored into the exercise. Now, onto my picks and explanations.

ROUND 1 (PICK 11): OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
If I can grab an offensive tackle in the first round, than I get him. I would’t reach for Lane Johnson with the selection though and would rather grab Chance Warmack if Fisher was not available. Since Fisher is number 7 on the draft board, he falls within reach and would be my selection with the pick.  

ROUND 2  (PICK 45): RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama
If Eddie Lacy lasts this long, which he won’t, then how can I pass him up? The goal this offseason is to add as many weapons to help out Philip Rivers as possible. Since Lacy is number 49 on the draft board, I can’t say NO. Team the kid up with Ryan Mathews and that is a nice tandem out of the backfield. Other players I considered with the selection were SS Matt Elam and RB Andre Ellington. 

ROUND 3 (PICK 76): CB Leon McFadden, SDSU
Keep the kid in San Diego and he can help out that secondary. Antoine Cason and Quentin Jammer could be skipping out of town. Teams can always use help in the secondary. McFadden would be a great pickup in the 3rd round and can see playing time immediately. Another player I considered is RB Montee Ball, but I already took a back in the 2nd.

Here are the other Chargers picks, if you want to see who could possibly be available with those selections: ROUND 4 (PICK 107), ROUND 5 (PICK 138), ROUND 6 (PICK 169), ROUND 7 (PICK 205).

Alright Beaters! That is my take on the first 3 rounds. Head over to Draft Tek and see their big board. Share your selections in the comments section. Comment on my picks or on anyone else’s picks. Hope to see your selections soon.

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  • bboy

    1. Eric Fisher OT 6th pick Browns
    2. Larry Warford OG Go Down
    3. Jonathan Franklin HB
    4. Leon McFadden CB
    5. Kwame Geathers NT (6’5 366)
    6. Denard Robinson WR (Josh Cribbs/Brad Smith Type)
    7. Jordan Rodgers QB

    • Sergio Quintero

      Seems like a reasonable idea, but you probably lose a 3rd rounder at least to get to pick 6. Lets just hope Arizona takes a QB, and Fisher drops to pick 11.

  • Dave

    I would love to see your choices actually happen. Hopefully a few of these players slide a little (or at least one of them). Here are mine, tried to be as realistic as I could with these:

    Round 1: Chance Warmack (OG) Alabama

    I don’t think Fisher will be there, sad to say. We need help at guard too and I think there is a strong possibility that the new management looks for a LT in free agency. This is the best o-lineman on the board at this point as I think the 3rd and 4th tackles are a little bit of a reach at 11.

    Round 2: Desmond Trufant (CB) Washington

    Great family history and he’s becoming a favorite among scouts. He may be gone by this pick, so this may be wrong, but I think we have to take the best CB available in the second round and this guy is the 4th best in the draft class.

    Round 3: Montee Ball (RB) Wisconsin

    I feel like this guy is gonna be big. It’s a similar situation to the Adrian Peterson one where he was a dominant force in college for a while, then kinda disappeared because of injuries and such. We need someone to compliment Mathews and this could be the guy.

    For the record, as well as LT in free agency, I think we look for a veteran corner to replace Jammer and bring back Cason.

  • JoseSD

    I’ve asked this before and no one has answered my question, I’ve seen on other sites that Chargers have 11th overall pick but in the later rounds they pick #15 #16 in rounds 2-7 is that site wrong or did their draft position change?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I meant to respond last time… First round we get the earlier pick because of strength of schedule.. 2nd round, because there are other teams with the same record, we move back to the pack in the cluster of the teams with the same record… Same thing happens with the chiefs and jags… They flip flop 1 and 2 for each round

      • JoseSD

        That sucks, I kinda wish they lost to the Jets now

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    1. Jarvis Jones OLB/DE
    Just looking at the guys they interviewed at the Senior Bowl looked like they wanted to improve upon the already beastly defense. If the NFL docs clear him he might go top five.
    2. Desmond Trufont CB
    Seems like a logical choice.
    3. Johnathan Franklin RB
    I like the way he plays, some have him going in later rounds but will be gone if we wait util round 4.

  • Jake Heffner

    rd 1 pick 11: Eric Fisher OT. He is our biggest need and a stud! A lot of people think that he will be gone by now, but i think the teams that would take him have bigger needs to fill.

    rd 2 pick 45: Jordan Poyer CB. A lot of people think desmond trufant, but he will be long gone by the time its our pick. Poyer has the physical ability to replace quentin jammer from day 1.

    rd 3 pick 76: Johnathan Cyprien S. A safety to play along side weddle will bolster the secondary very well, and cyprien’s physicality, hustle and motor is very encouraging.

    rd 4 pick 107: Mike Gillislee RB: Ryan Matthews hasnt panned out, and its time to try to find a rb that will actually shoulder some of the load for rivers.

    rd 5 pick 138: Marquise Goodwin WR: A potential big time playmaker would be a very nice weapon for rivers, and if hes available here, i dont see why we would pass up on him, considering meachem and royal didnt work out too well

    rd 6 pick 169: Omoregie Uzzi OG: A physical, run blocking guard to compete for the spot left by Kris Dielman.

    rd 7 pick 205: Collin Klein QB: Klein could gain by being mentored by rivers, and learn th hone in his throwing abilities. at the least, he would provide a nice, physical qb to run the wildcat and keep defenses on their heels.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Dang… Might as well make that a post. Love it