Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Chance Warmack (65) in action against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Alabama won 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Mocking The Mocks: Pre-Combine Edition

Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad offensive lineman Lane Johnson of Oklahoma (69) prior to kickoff of a game against the Senior Bowl north squad at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Last year I did an article where I went to walterfootball.com, a great football website that also has a mock draft database, and checked approximately 60 mocks and reported the outcomes for the Chargers’ first round pick.

It was a very popular article and people seemed to really enjoy me doing the leg work for them in regards to checking all the mocks out.  Not a single one of those mocks had the Chargers projected to take Melvin Ingram.

This year I’ll be doing the same thing only I’ll be doing a pre-combine, post-combine, and a couple days before the draft  version for the BoltBeat family.

Today I will be listing the pre-combine version.  I went through 66 mock drafts and tallied the projections for our beloved Bolts and their first round draft pick.  There weren’t any huge surprises but we know, as Charger fans, that anything is possible when it comes to the draft.

Below I will list all of the first round picks that were mocked to the Bolts and the number of votes they received.

Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom in regards to the top vote getter, guys you feel should have been included, and picks that you thought were complete nonsense.


Players receiving 1 selection:

D.J. Fluker   RT Alabama

Barkevious Mingo  DE/OLB  LSU

Alec Ogletree  LB  Ohio State

Sam Montgomery  DE/OLB  LSU


Players receiving 2 selections:

Jarvis Jones  OLB  Georgia

Johnathan Hankins  DT  Ohio State

Cordarrelle Patterson  WR  Tennessee

Johnthan Banks  CB  Mississippi State

Xavier Rhodes  CB  Florida State


Player receiving 6  selections:

Dee Milliner  CB  Alabama


Player receiving 9  selections:

Chance Warmack  G  Alabama


Player receiving 11  selections:

Eric Fisher  OT  Central Michigan


And, with the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select…..

Lane Johnson  OT  Oklahoma

Johnson received an astounding 26 selections.  The ultra-athletic tackle is a former quarterback and wide receiver.  Although I would be happy with him as our choice, there are a couple of other players I would rather the Chargers take, such as Fisher or Warmack.  That being said, I don’t think that either of those players will be there at 11.

Thanks a lot for reading.



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  • http://twitter.com/SwissBolt21 Didier Dubrit

    Hey Dave! Thx for your articles! I really hope Fisher will be available at 11, but I’m not that confident about that.

    Anyway, if the Bolts aren’t able to adress O-line with FA (which the probably can’t do because of the little room they have in they salary cap), they should get one with their first pick.

    If Fisher is gone by the time we pick, why not Warmack who is ranked number 1 prospect by Mayock. So O-line is a must, but not necessarily at Tackle. I’m fine with either G or T.

    As for the other picks. I really don’t see the bolts drafting an OLB, DT or WR in the first round. Others need are greater (maybe CB).

    I wish the draft would be tomorrow and beginning of 2013′s season the day after!

    • http://twitter.com/BoogaP #TheBoltFather

      What’s good bro! I don’t normally comment on my articles, anymore, but when I saw you back here on BoltBeat leaving a comment, I had to reply.
      I’m with you on two accounts. I loooove Warmack and wish the draft was beginning tomorrow!
      Good to see you back and I hope you continue to comment on our articles!!

      • http://twitter.com/SwissBolt21 Didier Dubrit

        Even if I don’t always comment on articles, I am one of those Chargers freaks that are looking for news at any moment! Even in the offseason, I’m looking at any pieces of news I can get! Keep up the good work!

  • veazy

    That site has already made false reports hurting a particular player’s draft stock.

    • http://twitter.com/BoogaP #TheBoltFather

      Honest question: Do you really think ANY website, ANY, has any bearing on what a team/GM/front office, is going to do in the draft?
      False reports or not, zero players’ draft stock are hurt by accusations that are unfounded by a website.
      The interview and investigative process, involving the draftees, deserves far more credit than you’ve assumed.

      • veazy

        I don’t know the process of drafting a player to be honest, but I do remember how many people were always upset with AJ Smith’s seemingly terrible draft choices. There’s also the Raiders drafts which we all seemed to laugh at, and the 49ers selecting AJ Jenkins last year.

        That wasn’t a knock on your work with mock drafts or the community that is over on that site. With the way rumors get started, is it far-fetched to think it could spread to the combine and actually hurt a player’s stock? People think a rumor they hear often must have some truth.

        Honestly, I realize this wasn’t the best place to even mention it, so I appologize. This has nothing to do with your article. I’ll post a comment related to your article soon.

  • veazy

    I like the Lane Johnson pick more than the possibilty of Joeckel miraculously falling to the Chargers. Remember when people said Fisher would be a reach at 11? I think Johnson at 11 would be just right.

  • Sergio Quintero

    I’m still hoping the teams ahead become QB crazy and Eric Fisher drops to the chargers. I’m totally for signing a veteran free agent OLT like say a Jermon Bushrod, William Beatty, Brandon Albert thus making a selection of Chance Warmack much easier to make. But at end of the day if the chargers stay put at 11, and are relatively non active in free agency then I expect the pick to be Lane Johnson. I expect Johnson to be a monster in the combine, and by the time the draft comes around a reasonable value at pick 11, but I still prefer the other 2 options discussed more.