Nov 9, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes defensive back Keith McGill (1) tries to prevent a pass while Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) keeps his eyes on the ball during the third quarter at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Arizona State Sun Devils won the game 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers 6 Round Mock Draft


Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) celebrates during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game against the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Telesco is a mystery with his draft magic so far. With his first selection last season, he threw us all for a loop. We didn’t think that we would be selecting D.J. Fluker with that first pick in the draft.

What will Tom Telesco do to blow our minds this time around. As long as he brings in solid players we will be alright. Here is a little mock draft on our first 6 picks in the draft:

Round 1: DE/LB Dee Ford, Auburn
Ford killed it in the Senior Bowl and killed it in the National Championship game. He has one of the quickest first steps off of the ball that I have seen. He will get pressure on quarterbacks immediately and will force some turnovers.

Round 2: OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor
We wouldn’t need Jeromey Clary anymore if we had a player of Richardson’s ability on the team at guard. He would start at guard and would be powerful on the inside.

Round 3: CB Keith McGill, Utah
McGill is a big corner that could compete for the starting job across from Shareece Wright. He has that size at the corner position that people have been looking for of late. He would be a nice pickup in the 3rd round in a huge position of need for the team.

Round 4: WR Ryan Grant, Tulane
Grant impressed during the Senior Bowl and would be a perfect fit for a slot wide receiver on the team. He is quick and athletic and could fill that void if Eddie Royal is released off of the roster.

Round 5: RB James Wilder Jr, Florida State
The team needs a backup to Ryan Mathews and Wilder is a physical runner that could be available in the 5th. He would be a perfect compliment to the roster and could take a load of the carries if Mathews has to sit out for any reason.

Round 6: RB DeAnthony Thomas, Oregon
Thomas would be a project, but could contribute immediately as a kick returner and punt returner. While he is the team’s return specialist, he would have to find a role on offense.

Tags: NFL Draft San Diego Chargers

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Hmmm I do want us to get a guard kinda early but the things being said about Richardson and his Senior bowl game make me think he going to drop to the 3rd or 4th. Mike Mayock pretty much said he is not very good lol. I do appreciate a 6th round Mock though. I also like that scouts are saying that this draft is so deep that the UFA’s at the end will be equivalent of a 5th or 6th round pick in last years draft……thats good news for sure.

    Check this out, was reading posts around the web, looks like A.J. is telling the Redskins GM what to do……good ole AJ.

    • Lost in the Redskins’ offseason front-office shuffling is the reality that A.J. Smith appears to have gotten significantly more juice. People familiar with the inner workings of the Redskins’ front office say that the former Chargers general manager may have the most powerful personnel voice in the building now. Bruce Allen was given the title of general manager after the firing of Mike Shanahan, but Allen does not try to pick the players. He leans on the people he trusts most. And the person he trusts most is Smith. His title is senior executive, but Smith could be as responsible for the Redskins’ roster moving forward as anyone.

    • Julien Bélair

      The skins are in trouble

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

      Hmmmm… We should try to trade Larry English to the Skins for a first round pick, since AJ thought SO highly of him.. that would make it even Stevens.. bwahaha!

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        That sounds great, give him Mouton and Brandon Taylor too while we are at it.

        • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

          LMAO…clip board Jesus as well

    • Dark

      i like cyril richardson potentail plus who have a top notcth oline coach so im cool with the pick and if we choose kye van noy in first and chose Dt and cb in the other rounds were set bolt up

  • Preston Niedert

    As long the chargers don’t draft a CB in the first round they will be off to good star. Look for a CB in free agency we will have cap room and by cutting Clary,Royal’mlcain as well as reworking some contracts the chargers will be able to sign some free agents and sign there draft picks as well.

    • Julien Bélair

      I agree with you unless Gilbert is there then draft him with 1:59 sec left on the clock

      • Gunnar Martin

        I would LOVE for that to happen, but it won’t. It’s just too good to come true. Dozier in the fifth? No way Jose. He’s a fourth, possibly third rounder at this point. But hey, I guess you never know.

  • serg21

    Deep Ford would be down

  • Julien Bélair

    A really like dee ford pick. I really love his pass rushing abilities so explosive. If the draft turns to be like this ill be really exited

  • chargersmock

    1. DE/LB-Kony Ealy, Mizzou
    2. CB-Loucheiz Purifoy or Stanley Jean- Baptiste, Pierre Desir, Bashuad Breeland, Keith McGill
    3. C-Weston Richburg, Colorado State
    4. CB-EJ Gains, Mizzou
    5. LT-James Hurst, UNC
    6. RB/WR-DeAnthony Thomas or Dri Archer
    7. TE-Colt Lyerla, Oregon

    • Julien Bélair

      Kony ealy will have a hard time to make the switch to olb

    • Julien Bélair

      here is mine

      1. Kyle Fuller CB
      2. Davante Adams WR
      3. DaQuan Jones DT
      4. lache seastrunk RB
      5. Dakota Dozier G
      6. Bennett Jackson CB

    • Sergio Quintero

      Really like your draft, I have Ealy wont be there if he is, run with card to the podium.

      • chargersmock

        Thanks, still way early to predict the draft, but I think Ealy is one of the safest players in this draft, I picked him instead of Ford for a couple reasons… 1. Ford has a history of being an injury prone player, and we don’t need to go through that again (English) 2. Yes he’s undersize and he may be one of the best pass rushers, but we already have a couple undersized/shorter OLB’s on the squad, (Ingram, Freeney). Ealy would be the obvious choice.

        • chargersmock

          The rest of my mock, I’m basically taking the best (big) Corner available Round 2. In Round 3 I selected C/OG Weston Richburg, a very safe pick, durable, he’s versatile, I think he is the best center in this draft and will be a huge need if Hardwick does intend to retire. Round 4 I took CB EJ Gains, who would be a steal in this round, plays bigger than his size, technically sound and another corner added to the roster with (biggest need) expecially with Wright & Gilly entering contract year. Round 5 I’m going with LT James Hurst, he’s a huge lineman, future LT starter that will provide tackle depth that we did not have last year, his draft stock may fall because of leg injury. Round 6 really hard to predict but I took RB/WR DeAnthony Thomas who I don’t expect to fall to round six but if he does he won’t past the chargers, he’s a playmaker, extremely fast, change of pace back, may play slot, kick returner. Round 7 is take a gamble pick, I took TE Colt Lyerla who had an off field problem, guy can play, talented, a little mentoring and he can be an impact player for the future with TE Ladarius Green.

          • Sergio Quintero

            Lyerla rap sheet is too much, don’t expect the chargers to bring a possible trouble maker.

  • Spawnwarrior

    Kony Early is not better than Dee…

    • Gunnar Martin

      It’s debatable. I like Ealy more for 4-3 teams and Ford more for 3-4 teams.

      • Nick in PB

        I’m a Mizzou guy and I have to agree with you about Ealy. More of a 4-3 end in the NFL, then again, we did OK converting Tourek Williams in that position. EJ Gaines in the fourth would be a steal. That dude is a solid cover corner who isn’t afraid to tackle. His draft stock may rise and he could be an earlier pick. Chargersmock has some really nice selections and some sound reasoning behind his picks. Good one!!!

        • Gunnar Martin

          I do like Gaines as well. Not really as big as you would like, but it’s the size of the heart in the dog that matters (is that how the saying goes? I can never remember…). I agree that he would be a steal in the fourth.

    • CALiFORNiAkiD

      I think Ford fits what we do better.

  • Spawnwarrior

    Ealy (damn autocorrect)

  • Spawnwarrior

    1. Yankey OG 2. Hill RB 3. Watkins CB 4. Ellis NT 5. Latimer WR 6. Millard FB

  • Julien Bélair

    here is mine

    1. Kyle Fuller CB
    2. Davante Adams WR
    3. DaQuan Jones DT
    4. lache seastrunk RB
    5. Dakota Dozier G
    6. Bennett Jackson CB

    • Sergio Quintero

      You can wait to the 2nd round and get a similar player to Fuller and Fuller might even make it there.

      • Julien Bélair

        I think Fuller will raise in a lot of board. I like him more than Dennard who just does not want to tackle a RB

  • Gunnar Martin

    What do y’all think about Ryan Shazier in the first?

    • Sergio Quintero

      Doesn’t fit the chargers scheme, he’s a run and chase 4-3 OLB, think Derrick Brooks, doesn’t fit the pass rusher need the chargers have.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Actually lots of analysts are saying he’s an ideal fit as a stand-up rusher in a 3-4. He can play inside or outside linebacker since he has so much speed and quickness. Really quick first step. Yes, he plays like an instinctive player like Brooks, but he has the ability to apply his skills as an edge rusher.

        • Sergio Quintero

          Dee Ford is getting criticism for being undersized at 245 lbs, Shazier is 226 lbs that is really small pass rusher. Saw him play seemed like a run and chase player to me.

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    1. Dee Ford OLB
    2. Davante Adams WR
    3. Stanley Jean Baptiste CB
    4. Lache Seastrunk RB
    5. Terrance Mitchell CB

    • Gunnar Martin

      You and Julien think a lot alike lol

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        We both like Adams and Seastrunk that’s about it.

        • Gunnar Martin

          And I’m pretty sure he has a man crush on Ford.

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      You think SJB is going to still be there in the 3rd?

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        yes. who would have thought Keenan Allen would still be there in the 3rd.
        expect the unexpected.

    • Sergio Quintero

      I like Cooks, Mathews and Landry more than Adams, who didn’t play well against USC.

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        Landry and Cooks are slot receivers and Matthews is a poor mans Keenan Allen.

        Without Danario and Malcom we need someone across from Keenan who is reliable.
        Vincent Brown just isn’t cutting it.

        One major problem last season was in the Redzone
        Davante Adams is a big Redzone threat, he has the highest vertical of any WR in the draft.
        He can also run good routes and is physical when blocking.

        And he actually did play well against USC it was Derek Carr who didn’t.
        And if your main reason for not liking him is one bad game, I gotta say that’s not a good reason.

        • Sergio Quintero

          The guy I would love at pick 57 is Odell Beckham, but if he runs sub 4.4 as expected, no way will the chargers sniff him in the 2nd round.

        • Sergio Quintero

          No argument on Vincent Brown, after Cox the most disappointing charger. The chargers need a vertical stretch WR, in terms of Adams I am curious to see if he runs a sub 4.5.

        • Sergio Quintero

          Cooks & Matthews had themselves quite a day that made a boatload of money with their times in the 40 today.

          • CALiFORNiAkiD

            I’m more focused on Davante Adams, Donte Moncrief, Martavis Bryant and Brandon Coleman.

  • Gunnar Martin

    I love the Wilder Jr. pick in the fifth. I’ve been wishing for that ever since the start of this whole messy mock draft business. But I think McGill is overrated so far. Yes, he’s big, but he’s not nearly as physical as you would expect and hates to tackle. Sort of like Cox. And is DAT really projected to go in the 6th right now? He seems much better than that to me…

  • vct

    Wow more offense players than defense!

  • Ryan

    1. Louis nix
    2. Kyle fuller
    3. Jeremiah attouchu
    4. Robert Herron
    5. James wilder
    6. Guard

  • gpack17

    This is all based off of if nix is available…also i feel if we choose to, breeland would be available for us in round 3 or 4 and wouldnt have to spend a 2nd on him. sjb is going to rise up the boards and richardson will drop..coleman is a tall big play receiver, thomas has speed that we need, with freeney, ingram, johnson, williams, a late round olb is necessary like kennard or powell who were top high school prospects or breslin who was outstanding then got hurt..
    1. Louis Nix
    2. Stanley Jean-Baptiste/marcus roberson
    3. Cyril Richardson
    4. Brandon Coleman
    5. Deanthony Thomas
    6. Morgan Breslin/devon kennard/ronald powell
    7. james wilder/tyler gaffney/devonta freeman

    • Sergio Quintero

      Not a big fan of Richardson (who was owned by Aaron Donald), the rest I would be perfectly happy with it.

  • John Alton

    Picks 1-3: I think would be great pick ups. 4-6, its hard to tell who the team will pick.

  • Nick Mansoor

    Switch James Wilder for a WR in the 5th and pick up Jean Baptiste in the 3rd instead if McGill, and I’ll be happy with this draft

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i almost switched Jean-Baptiste for McGill in the third too…. I really like Wilder though. haha

      • Nick Mansoor

        Thomas > Wilder

        Might as well pick up 2 CBs instead of 2 RBs in the draft.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          it probably would be better to pick up a pair of running backs, but thomas gives the team something that is missing in the return game.

          • Nick Mansoor

            If we were to pick up a pair of runners in the draft then I would draft a CB and pick up another in Free Agency. Just in case, ya know?

  • Sergio Quintero

    1. Dee Ford OLB Auburn
    2. Marcus Roberson CB Florida
    3. Brandin Cooks WR Oregon St.
    4. Weston Richburg C/OG Colorado St.
    5. Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma
    6. Vinnie Sunserri S Alabama
    7. Tyler Gaffney RB Stanford
    7b. Chad Young FB San Diego St.

    If I understand it correctly the chargers get a compensatory pick in the 7th round. Colvin & Sunsurri are coming off knee injuries but would be great value at those points in the draft.

  • Eli Rodriguez

    This is mock perfect mock draft
    Round 1 – Dee Ford
    Round 2- Cyril Richardson
    Round 3- Lache Seastruck
    Round 4- E.J. Gaines
    Round 5- Taylor Hart
    Round 6- L’damian Washington
    Round 7- no idea lol

    • Nick in PB

      Eli, I like it!

  • chargerfan#21

    1.khalil Mack

    trade dwight freeney
    For another first round pick
    1.kelvin benjamin
    2.Pierre desir
    3.lamarcus joyner
    4.storm Johnson
    5.deanthony thomas
    6.guard
    7.center

    • Sergio Quintero

      Sorry Freeney is nowhere near worth a first round pick, there isn’t even certainty he can return to play from what seems to be a very serious groin injury, if you put him on the market 4th rounder at best, with the exception of QB’s player above 30 don’t have much trade value.

    • chargersmock

      Hmm? Nobody is going to give us a 1st or even a third for Freeney, we would be better off trading back if anything, not up?

      • Nick in PB

        I saw a mock draft that had us trading back with San Fran and picking up a few later round picks. Anyone else see that one?

  • lightningbug1

    1st round: Louis Nix III NT Notre Dame

    We need a NT, a premier nose tackle, he will fill that void

    2nd rd: Jarvis Landry WR LSU

    This is a very deep class in the WR position. Guys like Beckham, Benjamin, Lee, Watkins, Robinson will be gone. I think Landry will fall to us and we can take advantage.

    3rd round: Stanley Jean Baptiste CB Nebraska

    A lot of hype haw been made because of how hard he hits, but he hasn’t really proven that he can be a good all around CB. Until then, he is still a 3rd round talent in my board.

    4th round: Charles Sims RB WVU

    You want an NFL back, look no further than Sims. A lot of the other big names have their specialty that makes them “unique”, although Sims doesn’t not excel in anyone category. He is the most well rounded, NFL stylish back. We need him to replace Brown.

    5th round: De’Anthony Thomas/ Dri Archer

    This one depends on how the interviews go really. If DAT shows that he is a class act and that he doesn’t mind getting minimum reps in the offense in more in ST then he is my guy because he is explosive in the open field. If Dri Archer is there and DAT shows signs of immaturity, I would go with Dri, he is a better person.

    6th round: Aaron Lynch

    We need an OLB, Aaron Lynch could transition into that position. Lynch was once considered to be a 1st round lock, as he transfered he lost the hype and the production as well. The talent is there though, we just have to draft him. Physical player, fumble producer, we may get the steal of the draft

    7th round: Aaron Colvin CB OU

    We need to bring competition to the CB position, I think that we will do that with Aaron Colvin. He was your “prototypical” CB, the torn ACL REALLY hurt his draft stock. Now I think that the Chargers could get back to back steals.

    7th (SUPP): Colt Lyerla TE Ex- Oregon Athlete

    I know that Lyerla has had his off-field issues, but reports say that teams have been impressed with him. I still think that that doesn’t change their view about him and think we will go as an UDFA. Gates could mentor him and could put him in line. With Green and Lyerla in the future, we could have a wreckingball of an offense.

    Free Agency:
    CUT: Jeromy Clary, Eddie Royal, Le’Ron McClain, Restructure Rivers and/or Gates contract. +5 million to spend with the new cap rule.

    Sign: Donald Butler 3 yr/14 M. He has proved that he is a beast of an ILB when healthy. He has also had his injuries, I think that they can resign him for that money.

    Sign: Chad Rinehard/Rich Ohrberger

    Sign: Geoff Schwartz, need an OG.

    *Sign: Alex Mack, probably our biggest expense will be him, this is only if Nick Hardwick calls it quits.

    *Sign: TJ Ward, sign him and put him as SS, he would be a beast with Weddle.

    ***Note, it’s either Mack OR Ward, not both.

    Sign: Anquan Boldin 2 yr/ 18 M. We need another big red zone target for Rivers. Boldin could be that guy that gives us a top5 offense.

    • Sergio Quintero

      They probably would have to go for a much cheaper WR, Andre Roberts (6’1 210 lbs 4.4 speed) of the cardinals might be somewhere in their price range, the cap situation sound pretty bad. To get Butler done I’m guessing along the lines of 5 years 22-25 million.

      I expect them to get their NT through free agency, if Nix would be great.

      • lightningbug1

        I doubt they give butler 5 years. I think they will give him 2-3 yrs like a “prove it” deal. As for wr, you might be right, roberts would be cheaper but i guess landry would be the slot. We need a tall receiver, if they.could get benajmin,.robi son, or coleman in the draft i would soo happy

        • Sergio Quintero

          Extensions rarely mean prove it deals, they are supposedly a good will gesture from both sides, I would prefer a 3 year deal personally, my sense is that he gets at least 4 years.

          • lightningbug1

            I wouldnt mind 4 years. But i think butler would get the better of that deal

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      this should be a post…you should join the team with that type of take.

    • lightningbug1

      I want to but idk how

  • chargersmock

    I really don’t like the OG Cyril Richardson pick in the second round. Maybe if he fell later, way later. Though he is versatile playing both tackle and guard, I think he is too slow to play tackle and he may be limited pulling as a guard. Yes he’s a powerful, thick, heavy handed lineman, but I think this pick has bust written all over it, I don’t believe the hype, his passion for the game is questioned and he definitely does not look good 1 on 1′s, see senior bowl. Sound like Toni Fonoti anyone?

  • Nick in PB

    Good job everyone! I think we have some really great mocks posted and we could do well with most of these picks. But you know what happens when the draft produces a run at one position… some of these guys will go higher than expected. Baptiste, Gaines are 2 that come to mind. It still kind of blows my mind that we are drafting 25th!

  • Rod Santos

    round 1 bradley Roby CB

    round 2 Gabe Jackson OG

    round 3 Allen Robinson WR
    (guy to be looks a bigger version of keenan allen with deep play ability)

    round 4 Jeremiah Attaochu OLB

    round 5 De’anthony Thomas RB/WR

    round 6 Ed Reynolds S

    round 7 Jefferson Jeffcoat OR Aaron Colvin OLB/CB

    i think we should cut Clary, Royal, Wighthurst, McClain, Cox save between 8-10 if not more.

    Free agency: sign Terrance Cody DT, Pat Anger LB, Cory Graham CB, Jonathan Dwyer RB.

    Resign: R. Walker, D, Stucky, Ajirotutu, D. Butler

    this would be a perfect draft. Bradley Roby instant starter next to wright with Gilchrist in the slot.

    Move Dunlap next to fluker at RG you have a crazy run blocking RIGHT side of the line cut clary save cap space. plug in gabe jackson at LG and find a left tackle in free agency or RG and alternate with Dunlap.

    Allen Robinson is a legit number 2 option complimenting keenan allen. Kid played with a style similar to keenan in a offense where he was the only clear option. he can catch screens, short passes, deep balls. He is not fast, but kid can make big plays after the catch.

    Jeremiah Attaochu would benefit from sitting behind Dwight Freeny, and Super Mel for a year or two. He could learn to pass rush from those two as well as stuff the run from JJ. Not a bad place to be for a rookie

    Deanthony Thomas!!!! kid is just a playmaker. He could be plugged anywhere RB, WR, and he can make special things happen. Also the kick return problems would end !
    ((just imagine this: Keenan Allen & Allen Robinson at wide out. L. Green at TE, DAT at slot receiver, and Danny Woodhead at RB. i wouldn’t know who to cover. && thats without Gates, Floyd and Mathews on the field.))

    round 6&7 mostly special team players with huge upside Ed Reynolds guy is a ball hawk just needs to take on better tackles and refine his game wouldn’t hurt learning from Eric Weddle.

    Jefferson Jeffcoat has a lot of upside as a pass rusher just a tad bit undersized but with the help of our line backing core he could learn a lot.

    Arron Colvin i personally think will be a stud he just going to need a year off from the torn ACL at the senior bowl. Wouldn’t be a bad thing using a 7th round draft pick on him or getting him as a UDFA.

    STARTING LINE UP

    QB: P. Rivers
    Brad Sorenson

    FB: N/A yet

    RB: R. Mathews
    D. Woodhead
    J. Dwyer (free agency pickup)

    WR: K. Allen
    Allen Robinson/Malcom Floyd Let them both start so floyd can get back into the game slowly
    slot: De’Anthony Thomas
    Vincent brown
    Find anther WR in free agency (maybe Seyi Ajirotutu)

    TE: A. Gates
    L. Green
    J. Philips

    LT: King Dunlap/Mike Harris
    (Find Lt in trade or free agency)

    LG: Gabe Jackson
    Rich Orenburger

    C Nick Hardwick
    (find depth)

    RG: King Dunlap
    Johnny Troutman

    RT: Dj Fluker
    Mike Harris

    DE: Corey Luget
    Sean Lissemore

    DT: Terrance Cody
    Kawmie Geathers
    (sign anther DT)

    DE: Kendal Reyes
    (?)

    OLB: Melvin Ingram
    Jerret Johnson
    Thomas Keisar

    MLB: Donald Butler
    R. walker
    B. Bird

    MLB: Manti T’eo
    Pat Anger

    OLB: Dwight Freeny
    Jeremiah Attaochu

    Tourek Williams/Jefferson Jeffcoat(IF WE GET HIM)

    CB S. Wright
    B. Roby
    M. Gilchrist/Cory Graham
    Arron Colvin(IF WE GET HIM)

    SS: Jahleel Addaee
    Ed Reynolds
    B. Taylor

    FS: Eric Weddle
    D. Stucky

    K & P: Novak, Scifers

    Let me know what you guys think?