Todd McShay released his latest mock draft today and he has the Chargers selecting Jason Verrett with the 25th pick in the draft. Here is his analysis on the selection:
25 Jason Verrett San Diego Chargers (9-7)
Analysis: The Chargers are another team in need of 3-4 outside linebackers, but the supply is not there at this point in the first round. Cornerback is another need, and Verrett would be a great fit here, with his excellent speed, quickness and ball skills. He is lacking in size, but he plays big enough that I don’t think it should be that big of a concern. San Diego can grab a pass-rusher and offensive guard in middle rounds.
Here are the previous selection for McShay for the Chargers in his 2 previous mocks:
17 Justin Gilbert
25 Loucheiz Purifoy
McShay has had the Chargers going with a defensive back with the first pick of the draft in all 3 of his mocks. It is like we have a huge gaping hole at the position or something.
What is going to happen when the Chargers sign a Sam Shields in free agency though? Who will we get mocked in the first round then?
I love the pick of Verrett. I think he is one of the best corners in this draft and might be the best corner in the draft. I just have a big fear in drafting corners in the first round. There is a high bust factor at the position and it usually takes some time to develop in the league at the position. There is even a high bust factor in taking a free agent (Derek Cox). There just is more comfort in trusting in a veteran in the league over someone who is coming out of the college game.
Tags: San Diego Chargers