Oct 26, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Justin Gilbert (4) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Todd McShay 2-Round Mock Nets Chargers Justin Gilbert, Kyle Van Noy

Todd McShay went 2-deep in his latest mock draft. He has the San Diego Chargers landing a couple of really good prospects in his draft that would get the Bolt Beaters to toss the confetti around and start thinking about “Super Bowl”.

In the first round, McShay has the Chargers taking Justin Gilbert. Gilbert has been evaluated by many to be the first corner taken off of the board, but McShay doesn’t have as high of a ceiling on him as the others.

Here is his breakdown on how the Chargers landed him with pick 25:

I’m not as high on Gilbert as some other evaluators are, but I still think he’s worth a first-round pick, and the Chargers have a need at corner. He gives up too much separation in coverage and isn’t very physical, so he needs to be used properly. He’s at his best when the play is in front of him and he can attack the ball, and he has elite ball skills and straight-line speed. He also is a huge playmaker with the ball in his hands (he had two interception returns for TDs in 2013 and had six career kickoff returns for TDs).

In Round 2, McShay selects another prospect that Bolt Beaters have been talking about for a minute. He has the team selecting LB Kyle Van Noy.

Here is his breakdown on that selection:

Van Noy gives the Chargers another pass-rusher from the outside linebacker position.

That is an impressive collection in the first couple of rounds for the Chargers. The Chargers would get one of the best corners available in the draft and also add a versatile outside linebacker that can give the team a pass rush. In the next round, the Chargers can look at adding a wide receiver or a nose tackle and all things would be gravy.

You have the confetti ready? I will be bumping “Cotton Candy Blue and Gold, Chargers going…”

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  • afroamongfew

    I would not hate this one bit. Can’t argue with taking Gilbert at 25 because, in all likelihood, he’s BPA at that spot too.

    I’ve made my feelings about Van Noy known, that he’s redundant in terms of what Melvin Ingram offers the team as an outside linebacker who is not a pure pass-rusher. Still, I can’t knock the pick too much.

    • shane

      whats wrong w/getting somebody like melvin ingram? another guy who can do it all? sounds like a real good problem to have.

      • Julien Bélair


      • Gunnar Martin

        Seriously. Two Ingrams is better than one.

  • navw21

    Yeah I’d say that is a pretty damn good start to a draft. Let’s hope it pans out like this. I’d go WR in the third and want Donte Moncrief from Ole Miss.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Moncrief seems to be getting a ton of love from the community

  • Nick Mansoor


    Prolly won’t happen tho.

  • serg21

    If this happens ima be laughing in front of friends they raiders fans lol

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      it would be pretty sweet

  • BuhaySD

    Would love it if our draft started out like this! I’d be really surprised if Gilbert made it to 25 though so I’m not holding my breath.

  • 619chargers4life

    If the draft played out like this with the first two rounds then we go NT in the 3rd , I wouldn’t know what to do with myself . I would have to go to TJ and pick up some fireworks and head to my roof with a lawn chair a cooler full of beer and a lighter

    • Pels04

      Ha couldnt have said it better myself!

    • Steve Diaz

      haha. Haven’t gone down to TJ for fireworks in awhile, but I’d join you in the celebration!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      just shoot us all the invite

  • RoyalChargers

    This would be the best scenario if we can’t trade down get a high second and get timmy jernigan or loius nix and best corner available (Roby or fuller) that would put me at ease after the second

  • Conor Cahill

    sign me up right now

  • BoltNative

    Gilbert won’t make it to 25 and if he did, I’d rather pick Verrett. Watch Gilbert’s film and see him play off the line and receiver. Aren’t you sick of that?!? We already have that today. We need a NT in one of the first 2 rounds in the mold of Jamal Williams folks. Aren’t you tired of teams running 5-8 yards on the Chargers on every play?!? And get a DE that can challenge Reyes since he can’t stop the run either. Shore up the interior DL and watch how it gets better for everyone, especially the CBs. So, draft a CB and NT in the first 2 rounds period.

    • shane

      that’s how pags wants his dbs to line up. I totally hate it as well, there are press corners and there are coverage corners, gilbert is definitely the latter.

    • Cooper

      If they picked up a NT, Lissemore could rotate over to DE to take Reyes spot on potential running downs.

  • Cgoodness13

    I’m honestly not high on Gilbert either, I just assume his draft stock is said to be high because of his return skills (i don’t want want a starter to be a returner because of high injury risks)

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i wouldnt want him returning either… to be honest, almost would rather have Verrett or Fuller, but I wouldn’t be mad if we went this way

  • Marcel West-Bailey
    • Diegoblue

      Exactly .. Lol


    Sign me up



  • tonyloc1970 .

    All the speculation is great, but let’s get to the draft already, right? This waiting game is killing me.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      RIGHT! it is still forever away

  • Julien Bélair

    haha impossible but wow It would be epic

  • Diegoblue

    If this truly happened .. The Football Gods are now shining on the Charger Nation!!

  • Nick Lee

    I cannot say enough about Kyle Van Noy. I have watched him for 3+ years now. He’s a leader. He makes plays. He has instincts. Not the fastest, biggest, tallest guy ever. But he just knows how to make plays. Whoever drafts him wont be sorry. It would be quite a snag if the Chargers can get him in the 2nd round.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I don’t know why he’s underrated. He deserves to be a first round pick, no question. The fact that there is even a possibility that we could grab him in the second blows my mind. Hope SD picks him.

      • Nick Lee


  • bolt up!

    I would cry in happiness if we got Gilbert!!!!!:’)

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    For those of you who didn’t see it, McShay has Barr going in the second round. I’m not so sure about this one anymore. I’m fairly certain he’ll get taken before then. I’m feeling skeptical about this draft now.

  • Gunnar Martin

    I would have a heart attack if this happened. Too bad McShay flops on his projections 9 times out of ten.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon