5 Round NFL Mock Draft: And The Chargers Select…

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Nov 30, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) watches the Baylor Bears celebrate their win at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Bears defeated the Horned Frogs 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It is mock draft season. With all the experts posting their mock drafts, I decided to get into the mix myself. I didn’t select for the rest of the teams out there, since I don’t know those team as well as I know the Chargers. In order to get some help in the mock, I used FanSpeak to mock the other teams in the draft.

Here are the players that I mocked to the Chargers:

25 CB Jason Verrett, TCU
57 DT Daniel McCullers, TENNESSEE
89 DE Jackson Jeffcoat, TEXAS
121 RB Carlos Hyde, OHIO STATE
153 RB De’Anthony Thomas, OREGON

Jason Verrett would be able to compete immediately for a starting job at one corner spot. We need help in the secondary and he would be immediate help at the position. He is one of the top corners available in the draft and it was fortunate that he fell to the Chargers at 25 in this mock draft.

In the 2nd round, McCullers would fill the nose tackle position for the Chargers. He is a mountain of a man and could clog up the middle on defense. He is listed at 6-foot-8, 350 pounds. That is a monster of a man in the middle of the defense.

In the 3rd round, Jackson Jeffcoat would be able to add some pass rush on our defense. He knows how to get after the quarterback and would be able to come in on passing downs and chase.

In the 4th round, we find someone that can grind on the ground and take over for Ryan Mathews for the next time he gets hurt. Hyde is a grinder.

In the 5th round, the Chargers pick up some speed with De’Anthony Thomas. Thomas could help in kickoff returns and also could add some speed and versatility on offense.

What do you all think of that mock? Hit up FanSpeak for yourself and do a mock and share some of your results.

You can see the full mock results on the next page. The formatting still needs to be cleaned up a bit.

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  • ioane

    I like the Verrett, Jeffcoat and Hyde pick but I hate the McCullers pick.

    We also need a WR and an OL.

    WR’s like Martavious Bryant, Donte Moncrief, Davante Adams, Cooks are all solid options.

  • ioane

    6’8 NT won’t have too much success in the NFL. A NT needs to be able to play with leverage, I like my Nose tackles in the 6’1-6’2 range and at about the 315-335lb range.

    Thomas would also be a fun pick up, but I rather use a 6th round pick on a guy like Dri Archer and use the 5th on an OT like Billy Turner.

    • blu3ny3llow

      McCullers is pretty good for his big-o size space eater….but wouldn’t mind Beau Allen from Wisconsin… 6’3″ 325

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Dude is tall, but he knows how to use that body. Imagine how many balls he could knock down

  • ioane

    Here’s my Mock:

    1. Verrett CB
    2. Donte Moncrief WR
    3. Aaron Lynch OLB
    4. Carlos Hyde or Marion Grice RB
    5. Billy Turner LT
    6. Dri Archer
    7. Elhadji Ndiaye OLB

  • Aaron Johnson

    Too early to even consider a Mock draft. Looks as good as anyone else’s mock at this point though

    • Conor Cahill

      How? Its the offseason.

      • Guest

        Draft is in april. Some guys will get injured before now and then. Trades will also be made etc. Its way to early

        • boltingindiego

          its in may they postponed it this year and it might be a permanent switch.

      • Aaron Johnson

        Its in april. Some players will get injured before that. Teams will also make trades or fill needs in FA. How is it not too early?

        • blu3ny3llow

          Its in May….n that’s the point of a “Mock” draft…it for fun u should try it

        • Conor Cahill

          You can always change the mock. Thats the point. Its just to get thinking about it and for fun. Theres not much else going on with the Chargers right now anyways.

          • Aaron Johnson

            I sometimes forget most people are fans of a team not the sport. Guess I am the strange one based on these comments. In any event, I can pretty much predict all of these Mocks are wrong

        • Stefanie Smith

          Doing mock drafts now–whether it changes or not are helpful because you can at least know who to pay attention to or see how he did at the Combine. Sure, things will change and new players might drop and some with rise, but that is the draft. You start out rough and keep working it.

          I didn’t like talking draft when the season was still going because it looked like fans were giving up when the team had not (they were trying hard to make a playoff run) But it’s the off season. This makes it one step closer to starting time once again. Heck, we start counting the days to OTAs, camp, preseason and season opener in May.

          • Aaron Johnson

            You should watch college, its a much more accurate way to see who will be good at the NFL level. The combine builds hype based on 40 times, bench press etc but does little to show actual football ability. I often tell people the combine is how you create busts, build a guys stock up based on things that dont always matter on a football field. The good drills, for instance, are QB throwing routes to receivers they have never thrown to. That shows the ability to adjust to a player quickly and lets you know if the QB throws to his receivers or if he throws to the open space (usually the way you would coach a QB to throw). I get your point as a Charger fan but playoffs and SB still havent completed so as a football fan, i dont know… still too early to me

          • Conor Cahill

            I watch college football in order to make my mocks. Doesnt mean the combine doesnt matter or isnt interesting. In season or not, the draft is always something to be looking at, and if TT is paying attention to it, then its interesting to me.

          • Derek

            Tell that to nagata or donatari poe

          • Nick in PB

            Stefanie, you made a great point about doing the mocks and then watching how those players do in the combine. Some won’t participate, usually the higher round, sure thing type of players. Some will see their stock rise, some fall. Aaron makes a good point too about how the combine creates busts. I think that Tolesco watches game film more than uses the combine times. If you watch how he talked about his picks, you could tell he made them because of how they played the game rather than what the combine told him about them.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Great comments Nick (as usual). Personally, I take a back seat when these mock drafts start flying. It reminds me of how everyone gets all gung-ho about Fantasy Football, and then you finally get to stop hearing about it NON-STOP from your friends when the season ends… LOL. Some mocks are reasonable, and others just seem WAY off. It’s fun to watch highlight reels & stuff, to see who’s out there. But, that’s where the fascination ends for me, until about the time when Free Agency starts, and the draft is around the corner. Then I start handpicking prospects to write about.. after the picture is much clearer. Nobody ever seems to come close anyway, even up to a week before the draft. Not that I am against people having fun with it… I just get burned out on it very quickly… and by the time the draft is done… I am thanking the LAWD that we can start talking about who we actually picked, and other things.

          • Nick in PB

            I hear you Pete and thanks… I guess I’m just anxious for football talk and who the Chargers could use. With every mock draft, I look the player up so I can get more familiar with him. I only watch Mizzou and SDSU college games so I am only truly familiar with those teams and some of the players they play against. For instance, Mizzou’s Michael Sam and EJ Gains would be great for the Chargers in the later rounds (2nd rounders). Especially Gains (CB) he’s tough, can cover and can tackle.

  • blu3ny3llow

    If only the football gods would let this happen….would be great…need some OL depth though

  • Conor Cahill

    Heres mine:
    1. CB Justin Gilbert
    2. G Gabe Jackson
    3. WR Brandon Coleman
    4. DT Anthony Johnson (i know hes a 4-3, but he was the best player available by far, and i trust our coaching staff to put talented players in a position to succeed.)
    5. CB Keith McGill

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Not bad. I like that, if it were to happen.

  • Julien Bélair

    it depends of how the draft goes but I honestly could see TT draft a WR in the first round. Lets be honest we have nobody except KA. But we could also draft OLB, DT, CB even G. I think BPA will be the key but just dont count WR out right away.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Agree… Just depends on who is available.

  • micah

    I say switch mccullers to the third and get kyle van noy in the second. Mccullers might be avalable in the third because depending on how he tests and they migh worry about his height that he wouldn’t be able to get good leverage but that’s not a big deal.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Van Noy wasn’t available in the 2nd

  • chas territo

    Terrible mock draft, especially who you have Buffalo selecting in rounds 1,2,3! The Bills grab either EBRON or MACK at #9!! Will not disrespect myself by going further!! GO BILLS!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Ummm… Like I said, I didnt make those picks

  • Will

    THANK YOU!! FINALLY!! Jason Verrett is the best corner in the draft, if rather have him than Gilbert, dennard, etc. would be an awesome pick.

  • Rob Base


    Check out this dude Ernie.

  • ioane

    I like Beau Allen too. He really made some strides when they switched to the 34 and played him at Nose. We also have Jerideau who I think is a sleeper to be our NT. I would draft Beau in the later round and team him up with Jerideau.

    Ngata 6’4 340
    Poe 6’4 346
    Jamal Williams 6’3 348
    Raji 6’2 337
    Wilfork 6’2 325

    Big difference from 6’8.

  • shane

    wow fanspeak is awesome! my draft, which if it played out like this I’d be pretty friggin stoked!
    1. CB Dennard MSU
    2. DE Kony Ealy MIZZOU
    3. RB Andre Williams BC
    4. DT Danny Shelton WU
    5. SS Vinnie Sunseri Alabama
    6. WR Cody Hoffman BYU
    7. WR L’Damian Washington Mizzou

    I basically LOVE every one of these picks. Dennard is a potential shutdown guy. Ealy a stud athlete who can match up w/ingram to heat up the pocket. Williams, imagine that two headed monster w/mathews, at 6’0 227 more than capable of carrying load if rm24 goes down. shelton big inside ready to be the jamal williams we’ve been yearning for. Sunseri, a smart SS to pair w/weddle, and possibly my two favorite picks in hoffman and washington two BIG and ATHLETIC options for philip, he loves the jump ball, if just one of these guys pans out, put him opposite of Keenan and shoot…our team is tight!!! k, i’m getting too excited thinking about the immediate impact this draft would bring

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  • Jordan Denning

    I would be ok with this, considering the last player we drafted in the first round from TCU worked out pretty well……

  • george

    heres my mock draft from fansided

    1st Round : CB Justin Gilbert
    2nd Round : Trent Murphy
    3rd Round : Daquan Jones
    4th Round : JAckson Jeffcoat

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