Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad defensive corner Pierre Desir of Lindenwood (30) celebrates after an interception against the South squad duing the second half of a game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. South defeated the North 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers select Pierre Desir in 2nd round of a recent mock draft


 

With the NFL scouting combine quickly approaching this weekend, Many eyes will be on the future prospects of the NFL. Specifically, for The Chargers coaches and scouts, many skill positions will have to be watched and studied with great interest.

It’s no secret that one of the most important needs for The Chargers this off-season will be addressing the cornerback position. In a recent two round mock draft by Dan Kadar @mockingthedraft, Kadar predicts that The Chargers will select a “small school” corner that came off an impressive senior bowl week and is beginning to make some noise as the NFL combine draws near.

Pierre Desir is not one of the “common” name cornerbacks that has been talked about very often in regards to players to watch. However, Desir, is more than willing to seize his opportunity and turn a few heads at the combine this weekend. Coming out of Lindenwood University, it’s easy to see why the national media knows very little about The small school cornerback. But with recent interest in teams looking to acquire “bigger” defensive backs and college scouts searching for the next Richard Sherman prototype, Desir has the physical attributes to draw attention.

At 6’1 and 195 pounds, Desir has some intriguing intangibles. Possessing the 3rd longest wingspan among active cornerbacks at The Senior Bowl (77.5 inches), he has also been clocked running the 40 yard dash at 4.46. In two years playing at Lindenwood University, Desir intercepted 13 passes and had 30 pass break ups. A physical corner in press coverage and with enough fluidity to play off-man coverage, Desir is a mold-able player at the next level.

While his size and speed look good on paper, Desir plans to take full advantage of his combine invite and let his college play and his tryout in Indianapolis speak for itself. Possessing great attitude and tremendous work ethic, Desir has the athleticism, the intangibles and the intelligence to become a solid starting NFL corner.

Bolt Fans! What say you? Sound off!

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

    Let’s check him out.. can’t wait!

  • Brett M

    Give me SJB in 2nd

    • Jake Hefner

      glad you mentioned him Brett, that is who my next article is on

  • Utu3

    Nice read Jake. We need a lot of help in this draft. Hell we made need two corners!!

  • Utu3

    Somehow we need. To Grab a corner, Guard, OLB, and maybe even a safety in this draft that can play. Our cap situation is going to make things rough next year.

  • TheTrueBlu

    I feel like Pierre Desir would be a first rounder if he played at a major college. Steal here in round 2.

  • Jschoenfeld

    Intangibles are attributes that cannot be measured. Such as leadership, work ethic, and character.

  • Derek

    Don’t mean to be close minded but i don’t think he will be able to step up in the first 2 yrs partly because of his small school. I like Terrence Mitchell and ej Gaines better. This guy is for a team that already has a pair of starting cbs and ones contract is up next yr. his talent won’t let him learn on the fly

  • Derek

    This guy is a reach, 3rd rder hope we aren’t the guys who pick him in 2nd

    • Julien Bélair

      I agree

  • Derek

    I think with all the underclassmen the weight of a senior bowl performance means less. As a gm I’d say the combine evens the playing field shows who is pro ready and who isn’t (usually) then. Private work outs, scouts notes and game tape give you the best idea of the player they will be. Senior bowl underestimates the value of cohesiveness and working as a team. To me it just shows the defensive players that can do their job and the ones that need help. When’s the last time anyone heard of a offensive stand out at the senior bowl?

  • BuhaySD

    Size and speed looks great but I question why if he was so good he didn’t play at a major college? I know some guys develop later but I always worry about these small school guys trying to make that jump to the NFL. i.e. Larry English

  • Xia-Dawn

    If we haven’t drafted a CB in the first round and here’s there in the 2nd, I wouldn’t mind drafting this kid. He has all the intangibles that already make me like him more than Bradley Roby.