Nov 2, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) talks with Virginia Cavaliers offensive tackle Morgan Moses (78) after their game at Scott Stadium. The Tigers won 59-10. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers 2014 Mock Draft


The Post Season is here and just after the 2014 NFL Combine, the NFL Draft looms. So what will the San Diego Chargers do with this new draft?  Last year, rookie General Manger Tom Telesco struck gold with his first draft in San Diego. The Chargers first three draft picks of 2013 were all solid contributors and starters. Grading last year’s draft is still premature, but the Chargers made it to the playoffs and had a playoff win (with additional help with a new coaching staff, new free agent additions, good fortune, new offensive philosophy and definitely play calling).

Predicting who the Chargers will draft is always a guesstimate. It is not an art, and it’s definitely not a science. It is mirage wrapped in mystery, mixed with the unknown: it’s Mirag-unknow-stery!

But we can guess (and guessing makes mock-drafts fun), so let’s try to predict the General Manager: Mr. Telesco

Telesco’s mentor was Bill Polian, a leader and master at building an NFL franchise through the NFL Draft. Polian has been extremely effective at constructing an NFL team, and keeping that team successful for extended times. Polian has his draft philosophy on how to grade player and if we can look at Polian’s previous drafts, we then can estimate Telesco’s drafting style of players and positional importance. Polian was a little predictable, just ask most Colts fan (similar to AJ Smith, ask Chargers fans).  Polian has a thick history of drafting offensive lineman and defensive backs in the first round; two positions the Chargers are currently in desperate need of.

Rounds 1 to 7:

1.)    Morgan Moses, LT, Virginia – Finally, San Diego drafts a first round left tackle, who the Chargers have missed since Marcus McNeil. Moses is massively huge man with above average dexterity. He has a very similar body type to DJ Fluker, but he is quicker and San Diego will have two giant anchors on the offensive line to protect Phillip Rivers and road grade in the run game for the next decade. One man improves the run game and the pass game. (Other possibilities:  NT, Louis Nix III could possibly slide in the first round, and if he is available, Telesco might have a tough decision to make. CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State would be a great addition, but with his amazing performance at the combine, he might have elevated himself to a top 15 pick and the number one cornerback)

2.)    Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech – San Diego desperately needs more depth and talent at cornerback, and might be their biggest area of need. Fuller has the height, speed and strength to be a star CB in the NFL, but it will all be decided on how Fuller can respond to NFL coaching, maintaining  assignments and his health. Fuller is a bit of a wildcard as he likes to freelance to find a big play, which can get him out of proper position. Fuller has first round talent, but a midseason injury could have him slide to the second round. This year’s CB rookie draft class is loaded, so finding a quality CB in the second round is a good possibility (Other possibilities:  OLB, Trent Murphy, Stanford is another possibility as pass rushers are always needed on every team / OG Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA is a great interior lineman selection, if OT is not selected in the 1st round)

3.)    Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina – Here comes the burner wide receiver and return specialist. Ellington ran a 4.35 forty.  Not tall (at 5’ 9”) but not small (197 lbs.). He adds team speed the Chargers desperately need. A good hands catcher, Ellington looks to be a very good offensive and special teams prospect. His performance at the combine may have pushed him from the 5th round to the 3rd round overnight with his sub 4 forty. (Other possibilities: Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State may lack size to play SS, but he may be a perfect complement to play alongside Eric Weddle. Brooks can hit, has good range and speed, with some coverage ability; a good well rounded safety. Brooks is not not just a FS or just a SS, he can do both / DE, Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina – D-Line Depth is desperately needed in San Diego and Quarles was lost in the Clowney shadow, yet led the Gamecocks with sacks)

4.)    Daniel McCullers, NT, Tennessee – NT is an open wound in the Chargers 3=4 front. If this position is not tended with Louis Nix III in the first round, it must be addressed somewhere in this draft (Other Possibilities: WR, Josh Huff, Oregon can be a deep threat and a possible replacement to Eddie Royal, and can also be a return specialist / WR, Mike Davis, Texas – with the rash of injuries at WR and the possible retirement of Malcolm Floyd, WR depth is mandatory)

5.)    Brent Urban, DE, Virginia – good strength and hustle with prototype height and weight for 3-4 DE. Solid project player and good depth (Other possibilities: NT, Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech as a backup nose tackle depth, a big body with potential)

6.)    Devon Kennard, ILB, USC – if Donald Butler leaves in free agency, Kennard could be a late round gem. Good inside linebackers can be found in later rounds and Kennard could be that solid player and leader that could help the Chargers quickly.

7.)    Tyler Gaffney, RB, Stanford – Gaffney has been projected as a 7th round selection, or even undrafted rookie free agent, but at the combine, his stock increase with his 4.47 forty.  He should slide to the Chargers and might be would be a decent backup to Ryan Matthews, with little investment.

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  • rickochey

    Just keep your projections and let’s see who had the best projections between you writers..

    • jamfed

      It’s still very early and these mock drafts will be altered 10 times before the draft, pending free agency and any further injuries…

  • kris

    Unless we get some help in FA Im not liking this draft much. Fuller is a nice pick, but first and third should be better.

    • jamfed

      IMO: first round offensive tackle is the TOP priority. King Dunlap is a concussion away from retirement, Zack Martin might be another option, but he’s not exactly a left tackle. I’d prefer a Taylor Lewan, but his combine was very good and he’ll be gone before pick #25.

      • Bolt up!

        I would take zack Martin like you said and what about jake mathews? We can get him later round also

        • boltingindiego

          mathews will most likely get picked in the top 10 and at the latest 15.

          • Bolt up!

            Lol I know just wishful thinking but I do see lewan picked before mathews imo but both had awesome combines

          • boltingindiego

            lol i wouldn’t mind that wish either. lewan might have be more athletic but he has character flags which could hurt his stock which to me is why lewan will be the 3rd tackle picked.

          • bolt up!

            Damn I didnt know he had bad character smh, better attitude would also have helped his stock but thanx for the info I didnt know that

          • jamfed

            Lewan doesn’t have bad character issues, he has a mean streak, he’s very nasty and some call him a “dirty player”. I say that’s perfect! He had the 2nd best combine (IMO) for OT’s. He’ll be drafted quickly… If SD can get any sort of left tackle in the draft, I hope they take’m. Matthews is a top 10 player and 2 weeks ago he was top 5.

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

          I think Robinson, Lewan, and Mathews are gone by 25.. that’s why I like Martin.. he might be the next best guy, and he can play guard OR tackle. I like that.

      • Julien Bélair

        I like Martin he would start at LG and if Dunlap is injured he can start at LT

        • jamfed

          …I just don’t see Martin as a LT.

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

        “Zack Martin might be another option”.. I think that my be my favorite pick of the week. He had a good senior bowl at both guard & tackle. He can be a pretty good tackle, or Pro-Bowl guard, I think. I heard he can play center too in a pinch. That kind of versatility is exactly what TT likes, don’t you agree?

        • bolt up!

          Right peter! That would be tight if we got him!

          • jamfed

            Zack Martin would be Clary’s replacement at RG, which is 100% fine. And he can fill in anywhere on that line. But IMHO, he’s Justin Pugh and I wouldn’t draft Pugh in the 1st round. Not in this draft… LAST YEAR, sure! but not this year…

  • Sergio Quintero

    Not buying OT as a major need, with the defense having a major talent deficiency. On offense WR & OG are much bigger needs than OT, both Guards might be replaced, and V.Brown didn’t exactly light the world on fire, the depth behind is not good and clearly Dunlap outplayed him in his position for comparison sakes. Yes Dunlap has history of injuries, but Harris played well in his stead.

    But 29th ranked pass defense has to be the priority, that means Pass Rusher & CB, the local & national guys pretty much have repeated that is the direction they will most likely be going. The chargers have to make major investments in their defense, their time of possesion offense pretty much hid how bad their defense was most of 2013, the stat heads at pro football focus had them as the worst defense in the league, because their yards per play was downright deplorable.

    Fuller is 50-50 he’s there at pick 57, I would say no he’s pretty much set at around 3-4 corner taken that means at latest early second. Gaffney with his 4.47 is much more likely to be gone by the 4th than the 7th.

    We look at the chargers needs very diferently.

    • jamfed

      Dunlap is the “stop-gap” and Harris is only a depth, swing tackle. If Dunlap gets a concussion in week ONE, and he’s forced to retire, then Harris is our starting LT for the rest of the year.
      OG depth can be found in FA (or later rounds), and I already vision Troutman starting and resigning Ohrnberger & Rinehart. Clary is as good as gone, unless he takes a big pay cut.

      The defense did a lot better in the 2nd half of the season. Cox will probably improve, and having Melvin Ingram and Dwight Freeney participate together should be impressive at the OLB position. If KEY players return from injuries on defense, the defense will improve greatly. A NT upgrade is mandatory.

      CB Klye Fullar has first round talent, and if he slides to the 2nd round by the time the Chargers pick, he’d be a HUGE steal. I’b be happy with Roby too.

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

        Agree on all counts, except the Cox thing.. I keep having an identity crises every other day, where I think he will / or won’t turn it around. Hahahaha.
        At the end of the day, I would be pretty shocked if he did turn it around. He was getting benched in Jacksonville too. That is most likely a mistake for TT, unless something miraculous happens.

        • jamfed

          I don’t recall Cox getting benched in Jacksonville. I know that Jacksonville fans liked Cox a lot (when he played). Cox has has some injuries and I’m guessing he has some undisclosed injuries last year. If you look at his old tape, he’s a pretty good CB, minus last season.

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

            He did… here’s the link. But, maybe it was a new team / coaches / city… I just know he is making good money. One thing I’ve learned, it’s that when there is that kind of inbalance on a team, that it breeds resentment. That’s why Gaither had to go.. that’s why Meachum had to go… that’s why Clary needs to go.. and why Cox better get his game up to that level, and he better do it stat. Especially with Liuget’s contract up this season. How would you feel if you were Butler right now? Trying to get your piece of the pie for putting up good numbers & being a captain, while Cox is getting paid to have an identity crisis on the bench? I would be thinking “If TT is gonna pay that fool.. pay me double”. TT better handle this Butler contact carefully.. or It won’t look good. I hope he knows that.

            http://m.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2010-09-12/story/jaguars-cornerback-derek-cox-benched-after-repeated

          • jamfed

            That article was from September 12, 2010..That’s like week 1 in his 2nd year.

            Cox signed a 4 year $20 million contact last year, $10 million guaranteed. He’ll be playing in SD in 2014. He’s not making CRAZY money, but he does need to play better.
            I don’t believe anyone is resenting Cox. These are professional football players. I’m sure there are MORE players on the team that WISH they had his contract.
            …well may not Butler. Butler wants MORE. Cox did play well in some games and I believe he’ll have a decent year next year. “One and done” isn’t a typical NFL fad.

            If SD can sign Butler to a 4 year $20 million contact, $10 million guaranteed (like Cox), I’d be OK, but anything more seems to be a little extensive for a ILB who’s missed at least 25% of his regular season game in San Diego because of injuries. I’d offer him 4 years $18 million, $8 million guaranteed – or go get Carlos Dansby or bring back Kevin Burnett for less…D’Qwell Jackson might take that money too just to get on a playoff team…

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

            So, are you saying that he won’t be the captain of our defense next season? I wonder.

          • jamfed

            Honestly, yes… I’m sure TT will overpay for Butler. But have you seen how many free agent 3-4 ILB’s are available???? If Bulter wants Ellerbe money @ $6MM per, I’m not sure about that…
            (I still miss Kevin Burnett, but he went to the Raiders last year, and SD doesn’t sign ex-raiders) Burnett had a GREAT game against the Chargers last season in week 5 (15 tackles and a sack!)

      • Sergio Quintero

        I would put the odds of Dunlap being the LT on opening day at 95% I haven’t heard anything from the beat writers that suggest LT is even a priority.

        I’m down for the following predictions:
        1) No LT’s until the forth round, the same for Safeties.
        2) Cox will be cut
        3) Gaffney will be picked no later than the 5th round, the question on the guy was speed, oh yeah he ran 4.47.
        4) 100% shot the chargers draft an OLB by round 4. Coverage and pressure were this team’s weakness.

        McCullers pretty much stank up the joint in the senior bowl, so I would be looking elsewhere the tweets about this guy were veritable train wreck, if against the best the guy basically was owned I’m looking for another option.

        I haven’t read anything that confirms that Dunlap is that delicate in his health, if there is I would love to read it.

        • jamfed

          Here’s my option to your thoughts:
          I agree about Dunlap starting at LT, week one. But his concussion history, and the fact that Fluker had to start at LT for a few games disturbs me.
          1.) I think OL is the largest weekness in SD. SS is pretty critical too, so Clinton-Dix and Pryor are good possibilities for 1st round selections.
          2.) Cox will get a shot to redeem himself. He’s due to have his breakout year. He has the ability, the brain and he has the great size. He just has to learn a new defensive scheme. If Telesco lets him go, and Cox does great on another team (i.e. DeAngelo Hall of the Raiders to Skins), then TT will look VERY foolish. He doesn’t want that. TT invested in Cox, and he want’s his return…
          3,) Gaffney’s college tape SUCKS. His speed was a huge suprise, and with pass his protection skills might elevate him to being drafted, but prior to that, he would’ve been undrafted. He’s a 7th rounder and I’m sticking with that…
          4.) you’re probably right, but with Ingram and JJ starting, with Freeney, English, Keiser and Tourek in rotation, that squad looks OK, if they can stay healthy. I bet they don’t draft any OLB’s.

          McCullers is probably more of a 34DE because of his height. He’s massive. He’s only a big body I thought could develop as a 4th rounder. I’d take WR HUFF in that spot. LOVE HUFF!!!!!!

          • Sergio Quintero

            I like Huff a lot in particular at a 4th round pick, how do you like the odds of Paul Richardson or Donte Moncrief making it to the 3rd round, they both sound like player that could replace M.Floyd and his role in this offense.

    • NativeSanDiegan

      Think I’ll stir it up a bit. Chargers DO need a LT. PR falls apart with pressure, stomps off the field like a baby (he never should have called Cutler a baby), yells like a toddler in a tantrum. He was protected most of last season by zone blocking and unexpected solid play by OL, also protected by passing scheme – get rid of ball fast. That only goes so far. Great, and even very good teams figure this out and knock receivers timing at the line and then cover for short pass. KA was slick enough to avoid contact at line and thus had a great year, he was also smooth as silk and has excellent hands. He’s not a burner, but then we come to PR’s other problem. He can hit a big target that’s not a burner (Jackson wasn’t a burner in case anyone brings him up), but he just doesn’t get the timing with a really fast receiver running a ‘go’ route. When he’s had a very fast receiver, he misses and then gets frustrated and just heaves the ball; can’t quite get the timing like Brees can with the same receiver. For PR’s sake, we do need an agile LT who has leverage to not get bull rushed. Unfortunately Matthews will be gone in top 10 for sure, probably top 5 or 6. Lewan will be long gone for us, I don’t like the guy from Tennessee, so I’ll trust your judgement. You pretty much have to draft your “franchise” LT because teams just don’t let them go in FA. I was really hoping for Matthews last season after our slow start, but then we had to come together and win and even win in the playoffs. Just enough to get me hoping, again, and then Denver happened. Seriously though, we need to find our present and future LT because Dunlap, bless his heart, won’t make it another 3 years as a consistent starter. I’m still looking for our 2 undrafted NT to get coached up and built up and produce, but maybe that side of the ball needs a new driver. For OL versatility, still can’t get over TT giving away our 4th rd pick to move up just a few spots to pick Teo. At our spot in 4th, could have had Barrett Jones of ‘Bama. Played LT, LG, and C in his career and held their line together. There, after my long hiatus due to not having a minute to catch my breath (life can throw a lot at you at once sometimes- some good, some great, some not so good, and some downright painful). I’ll be reading your comments when I can, but probably won’t contribute much for now. Aloha

      • jamfed

        …epic!
        AGREED in the trading away the 4th round pick. That was a shame, but I loved Te’o in college. His spirit on the field reminded my of Ray Lewis. Shoot, he was a Heisman candidate. He even motivated ME! It might have been worth the gamble, but there were some really good players available in the 4th round.

        If you’re saying ALOHA, then I’d guess you’d like the trade. Te’o is from Hawaii, are you?

  • BuhaySD

    I kind of like picks 2,3,4,7 but not a fan of the 1st rd pick. Overall i think it would be a solid depth draft but we need impact starters and I’m not sure how many of these guys would start right away. Don’t forget we did draft Steve Williams last year so he may be able to add to our CB depth as well.

    • jamfed

      Moses is your future left tackle. If you’d prefer, start him at left guard to get his feet wet. WHEN King Dunlap gets concussed, Moses can eventually replace him. I like CB Kyle Fuller starting by week 8. He’ll take Patrick, Marshal or Crezdon’s 2014 roster spot. If Cox fails in 2014, then Fuller replaces him.

      Gut feeling, Royal gets cut, and Ellington is your new kick / punt returner and part time slot WR. He’ll become a starter pretty quickly for this team. He has good hands and 4.3 speed. He’s built like a running back and can have huge YAC.

  • Bolt up!

    Well sources say negotiations aren’t going so good with Donald butler

  • Julien Bélair

    I do not agree with taking a LT with our first 3 rd. we need DT, CB, WR and G more than a LT. we might even need a MLB.

    The way I see our roster, a LT could be pick in the later rounds by certainly not our first. The only LT I would pick in the first is Lewan and we all know he will not be there

    • Sergio Quintero

      LT is probably behind OLB, CB, WR, OG, S on my list, I haven’t read anything that Dunlap is one concussion away from retirement.

      • jamfed

        most OT’s can play OG. Moses could start at LG…

        • Sergio Quintero

          If the chargers leave an OG open by the time the draft rolls, and Troutmann is the only OG that has started on the roster, there will be whole lot of legs for your LT in the first round, have the kid play at OG until Dunlap breaks down.

          I can’t see the chargers taking LT if they don’t have where to play him though, if they have both Rinehart & Clary back, I can’t see the luxury of having a 1st round pick on the bench, how the OG situation is handled in free agency is big for your LT argument in my view.

  • serg21

    Can we just sign Donald Butler already fuck this why we don’t have a fuckn ring cuz we let people go unacceptable release some guys man make some room and sign him

    • boltness is key

      It isnt that easy as you make it seem, he also (Butler) has to help out and bring down the price because its obvious the team wants him to stay and telesco isnt like aj smith to let him walk, but if hes being hard headed on a contract(butler) then it isn’t the chargers fault, the agent of Butler knows we dont have that much money to begin with, so it takes 2 to make a deal, but I too would want him to stay but not at the price sources say he wants.

      • jamfed

        Butler wants $6 million per year and he’s probably getting offered $5 million. They’ve got to be VERY close. I’m sure he stays, but he sure has missed a lot of games. His contract year didn’t really inspire PRO-BOWL play… If I’m Telesco, I load up an incentive heavy contract.
        (this is why Manti Te’o was drafted last year… just in case Butler demands too much $$$)

        • Gunnar Martin

          No, Manti was drafted because we had a gaping hole the size of Jupiter there since Takeo retired. I’ll be extremely disappointed in both Butler and the front office if he ends up signing with someone else. …But if he does, then I wouldn’t be too upset with getting Chris Borland in the second round ;)

          • jamfed

            I was never a Spikes fan, ever. He failed in SD, IMO. Kevin Burnett was the key loss, and SD hasn’t had a better ILB since him. Butler is pretty close, but he can’t stay on the field.

          • Gunnar Martin

            But at least TK was serviceable. If we hadn’t drafted Te’o, we would’ve had to go with Bront Bird or some other scrub to START. Can you imagine that? All I’m saying is that that’s the reason why Te’o was drafted, not so that he could replace DB.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I kinda like it, some of us on here need to keep an open mind that we are not the Chargers GM though we do have opinions lets not be mean with them. I get we need defense but who knows what FA will bring us, last year we were not looking RT in the first people on here wanted anything from (Me: Ansah, Ernie: Tavon) everybody was all over the place and no one guessed right and the pick that actually happened was better then anything we could imagine (Raider choke slam). Let’s keep an open mind here cause when your dead set on something and the 1st pick roles in and it’s not your guy, that is how you become upset and raise holy hell cause you/me (we are not GMs) and all we can do is guess at this point.

    • jamfed

      Last draft, predicted against the “popular press and said that at LEAST OT Lane Johnson would be there when San Diego picked, worst case scenario, at least Cooper or Warmack. Before Fluker was picked, I got in many arguments defending drafting Fluker and how he would be an instant upgrade to the O-Line.
      I’ve been ranting since Deilman retired that Clary should be his replacement, and he did pretty good, but on the right side at RG.
      One of the best coaches in the league is the Chargers O-Line Coach, and if you give Coach Joe-D some quality talent, he’ll turn them into good players.

      • Sergio Quintero

        Yeah I remember you had 2 of the elite LT’s by the chargers pick in your mocks, we kept telling you were wrong, I’ll give to you are persistent. But they still went in the first 4 picks.

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

    Ellington looked good at the combine.. I liked John Brown too. What are your thoughts on him J-Fed? I thought he stood out, and not just because he was the second fastest guy there.. he looked pretty good in a few of the drills.

    • jamfed

      Ellington is 197 lbs, built like a running back, and has 18 lbs. on little Josh Brown. Check out WR Josh Huff, Oregon… he’s the other slot WR and return guy I really like.

      • Gunnar Martin

        I like Huff too. I think he’d be capable of playing on the outside too, not just limited to the slot. Does he have a third round grade right now?

        • jamfed

          I’ve read that Huff had a 4th round grade, but he got a lot of praise at the Senior Bowl, about how well he can adjust to the deep ball. He may have climbed into the 3rd, depending on who likes him… I like Huff a lot, but I think Ellington is very similar, yet FASTER.

          • Gunnar Martin

            But Ellington is smaller. Considering the depth of the group I would prefer us not to pick either of them until the fourth round or later.

    • Sergio Quintero

      I would still be looking for a taller vertical pass WR like Moncrief or Richardson, under normal circumstances no way those guys make it to the 3rd round, but as it looks right now they might be around 7-10 WR’s in this class.

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

        TT said he wanted speed.. John Brown is friggin’ fast.

        • Sergio Quintero

          Like Brown a lot, like Moncrief & Richardson more, taller almost as fast played against better competition.

    • NativeSanDiegan

      Aloha Pete
      Ellington looks great in games. That’s what I trust. I know you don’t watch much college football, but I really enjoy it. You see that player, ” a man against boys” that really stands out, like Rogers did at CAL, Brees at Purdue, Lynch at Cal. I see a bit of that in Ellington. I do think people are putting way too much stock in Combine, which is great. It allows very good, and even great players to drop to us. I don’t think TT puts too much stock in it either.

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

        Aloha NSD!!! I never said I didn’t like Ellington… I just just asked what J-Fed thought about John Brown, cuz that little guy is FAST, returns kicks, and has decent ball skills. Ellington is definitely on my short list too. I think Floyd will be back, and we should draft a later round WR who can return kicks. Or, sign a guy like McCluster in FA to round out the unit. Glad to hear from you bro!!!

  • Gunnar Martin

    Aaron Colvin please. Also, isn’t Kennard an OLB, not an ILB?

    • jamfed

      UCS’s defense had Kennard lined up as a DE, OLB and ILB. They also ran a 5-2 and a 4-3 defense, so he’s very versatile. I like him as a “jack of all-trades” LB, more specificly and ILB in SD

  • Rod Santos

    Round 1 Bradley Roby or Gabe Jackson
    Round 2 Allen Robinson
    Round 3 Shayne Skov (Butler replacement)
    Round 4 Deanthony thomas
    Round 5 Jerimiah Attouchu or Demarcus Lawrence
    Round 6 Ed reynolds
    Round 7 Aaron Colvin

    • Boltdacious

      Love Attouchu but he will be gone by the 4th.

  • Rod Santos

    Morgan Moses has a 4th to 5th round draft value after the combine. No way the man worth a first round draft pick when you can pick him up in the later rounds.

    • jamfed

      Moses had a second round grade before the combine. He showed very good quickness at the combine, for a man his size, and I think he improved his stock. I did like Tiny Richardson and Kouandjio, but both didn’t do well at the combine. Moses has very good tape too. He’ll get drafted in the first round if SD doesn’t get him.

      • NativeSanDiegan

        Aloha again. Yes, I do live on the tiny tip of island in the middle of the ocean, but I personally hated the trade up for Teo and losing a valuable 4th. On topic, anyone who watched Kouandjio would see that he wasn’t very good in games either. He was exposed by good pass rush; not exactly what I want in my LT. As Don Coryell would say, it’s much easier to teach a good pass blocker to run block than vice versa.

  • bolt up!

    Dont attack me too bad guys but this is my opinion I was thinking about today, I know we need all the picks we can, buuuuut check this out, we have never brought up the chargers possibly moving up in the 1st round for gilbert, now wait before you throw your pitch forks lol but see like I said I know we need to have all of our draft picks but I would move up for justin gilbert think about it for a bit, I mean hes a beast at cb which we need badly but for a player like his caliber we should jump on it, he can play defense and return kick offs for TD’s, remind you of a player who currently plays in nfl ? If you guessed patrick Peterson of cardinals your right! Hes not gunna be as beastly but close, Petersons a pro bowler and so can gilbert, well that’s my crazy idea, lol but like I said dont bash me too crazily please haha

  • MachoMenos

    First Round- Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU, WR: The man can flat out play. Just as fast as Sammy Watkins but, IMHO, has better hands. And he can return the football. Other possibilities- Jason Verrett, CB, TCU; Xavier Si’a-Filo, G, UCLA; Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame; Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA (wishful thinking).

    Second Round – Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State: Yes he’s small. So is Lavonte David and Derrick Brooks before him. Motor never stops. Other possibilities-Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor; Jordan Mathews, WR, Vanderbilt; Telvin Smith, SS, Florida State; Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (wishful thinking)

    Third Round – Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood or Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska or Keith McGill, CB, Utah: Whomever Telesco thinks is right for the team (or whichever one is left if there is a run on CB’s). These guys are tall but would definitely need some seasoning. Other possibilities- Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman; Jordan Zumwalt, OLB, UCLA; DaQuan Jones, NT, Penn State

    Fourth Round – Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama: Will never be a star but will be a grinder who has great awareness (something our present RG does not have ) and can pass protect, too. BTW- Steen and Flucker, back together again! Other possibilities- Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana; Christian Jones, ILB, Florida St.

    Fifth Round – Justin Ellis, NT, Louisiana Tech: Big man. Maybe too big. He’s a very hard worker but he has had weight problems in the past. Other possibilities: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers

    Sixth Round – De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon: We could go small, fast, playmaker. He supposedly ran “just” a 4.50 but he was clearly faster. His weird starting style made the idiots blow his time. He could bring as much excitement as Woodhead did to our team…or… James Wilder, Jr., RB, Florida State: We could go with a big guy who could make Mathews’ life a lot easier. He does has some kind of issues with the law in the past but his bloodlines could be too good to pass up. Other possibilities- John Halapio, G, Florida; Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley; Seantrell Henderson ,OT, Miami (Fla.); Jeffrey Pagan, DE/ NT, Alabama

    Seventh Round – Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest: Wes Welker, 2.0…unfortunately we’ll end up cutting him from the lineup and he will go on to become an All Pro for some other team. Other possibilitie- Aaron Lynch, OLB, South Florida; Jordan Najvar, TE, Baylor; Zac Kerin, C/G, Toledo

    BTW- Let’s sign Jon Asomugha away from the KC Chiefs. He would be cheap but,according to PFF, the best available. Then we could have one less need going into the draft. Telesco..make it so.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      why arent you not writing for us? that is a perfectly laid out article right there. hahaha

      • MachoMenos

        Thanks but I am neither a good enough writer or know enough x’s and o’s to write for you guys.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      and i realize i did a double negative right there!

    • Sergio Quintero

      Really like the draft the only that doesn’t jive for me Shazier as non-scheme fit, if they lose Butler then have ILB, but 3-4 ILB tend to be bigger. I’d say change Shazier for a pass rusher, can’t see the chargers not drafting a pass rusher.

      In general really good draft.

      • MachoMenos

        Thanks. I picked Shazier, because like AJ Smith used to, I just thought I could convert him into a great OLB because I wished I could. The two ex-players (forget their names) on the NFL Network today had Anthony Barr falling all the way to the Denver Broncos. Needless to say that would never happen because the Bolts would be on that like white on rice.

  • Boltdacious

    1st – Kyle Fuller CB
    2nd – Stephon Tuitt DT
    3rd – Jeremiah Attaochu OLB
    4th – EJ Gains CB
    5th – Jeff Janis WR
    6th – Rob Blanchflower TE (Would be great to go along with Green)
    7th – Kadeem Edwards OG

    • jamfed

      I’d be happy with this draft. Attaochu will probably be gone before SD picks in the 2nd round. I’ll check out picks #4 to #7

      • Boltdacious

        The only knock on Gains is that sometimes he goes for the big shoulder hit instead of wrapping up. He does put some big hits on though. We need the right amount of heart, attitude and nasty on this D if they are going to improve. Sometimes its like they are not playing with any of them. Attaochu might not be there in the 3rd but I think we have a chance in the 2nd. I like the way he plays and would be a great fit. I think they should target one of the good DT in free agency. Even if that’s the only move made. It would free them up to be more aggressive in the draft. Maybe trade up in the 2nd or 3rd.