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Mel Kiper's Latest Mock Has Chargers Selecting Anthony Barr, Donte Moncrief

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Nov 23, 2013; Oxford, MS, USA; DUPLICATE***Mississippi Rebels defensive back Tony Conner (12)***Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Donte Moncrief (12) advances the ball during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Missouri Tigers defeat the Mississippi Rebels 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

In the next round, Kiper has the Chargers selecting a wide receiver instead of taking a corner. He has the team going with Donte Moncrief with the 2nd round selection. The Chargers have some question marks at the position with Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown as the only options to start opposite of Keenan Allen. Floyd’s status is still up in the air. He plans on attending training camp, but that doesn’t mean that he is going to clear himself for the season. He is going to test things out.

Moncrief would give the Chargers a deep threat on offense and would challenge for the starting gig. He would be a nice weapon to add to the offense and could help get the Chargers offense to that elite level.

Here is the breakdown of the Moncrief from Kiper:

With the measurables of a player typically drafted much higher, Moncrief is one of the best size/speed equations in the draft, but he was inconsistent in 2013 and lands here. San Diego isn’t set at WR just because Keenan Allen had a good year. The Chargers are thin behind him.

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  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    That’s all fine and good, but allowing Peyton to complete 80 passes a game because we got a decent to good CB in the third or fourth round is going to negate any benefit we have from getting a good WR in the second.

    I’d be ok with Barr in the first, but I’d really have to go CB in the second and then WR in the third.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Agreed.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      cant complete passes on his back

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        lol

      • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

        Lol, good point.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Damn I kinda like Mel’s picks for once, at least it’s a different look then every other mock just giving us Nix like he already has a Bolt jersey or somethin. In the scenario I would go CB in the 3rd and 4th with BEST CB available on my mind only and then get a Guard/Tackle in the 5th.

    • Derek

      then blame pagano when he gets picked on? cb in the 3rd would be ok if we were planing on replacing a solid veteran. wright was our last 3rd rd pick and lok how long it took him to make it outside. im looking for a cb that can take marshalls spot by mid season. increase our turnover ratio. barr is developmental and will be useless without beef in the middle. imo we could take roby and attochu and bpa between wr and nt the following 2 rounds.

  • Eli Rodriguez

    I wouldn’t mind barr. He has potential to be a great player. I still like Van Noys potential a lot more. If we don’t Draft a CB in the first it has to be addressed in the second. If we grab Barr I say we trade up and grab fuller in the second if he’s there.

  • Jason Naviello

    Moncrieff may wind up the best WR in this draft

    • Diegoblue

      Yeah he would be a problem out there

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Didn’t we get a receiver from this team? I’m probably wrong but this is funny: The Montreal Alouettes announced Thursday that they have officially signed former NFL receiver Chad Johnson

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      yes we did.. haha

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        Damn he must be good lol

  • BuhaySD

    If Barr can provide the pass rush with Ingram and a hopefully healthy and motivated Freeney, the CB position wouldn’t necessarily be priority need for us. We still need a corner and maybe that’s where Kiper would have gone for us in the 3rd but if the QB has no time to throw, your corners are going to look a lot better anyways. I would still like a CB at least in the 2nd round but if a WR has way more value at that spot I could see us waiting until the 3rd to address that position.

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    This is….interesting. I’d pick up a solid corner in the 2nd and get a WR in the 3rd if the team is really set on Anthony Barr. If any of the DE/OLB combos players that they’ve brought in are still available that would be a decent draft.

  • Julien Bélair

    I hate the first pick ! I am not a fan of Barr. But I lobe the second round pick. Montcrief is one of my top wr for SD

  • Derek

    kipers mocks are throwing darts at a top 100 draft board

    • Tazzster

      Agreed. The crap these NFL analysts put out is a joke. They don’t take the time to do research.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      getting close to that

  • Diegoblue

    I actally like Mels picks for once

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i like them… just dont think they are realistic

      • Sergio Quintero

        I didn’t think Ingram could possibly fall to pick 18 in 2012, if Barr is there, sign me up. Ingram & Barr sounds good to me for the next 5 years.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          i would be all over that as well

  • Eli Rodriguez

    1st NT Nix
    2nd OLBVan Noy
    3rd CB jean baptiste
    4 G Cyril Richardson
    5th CBPhillip Gaines (or if gaines isnt available)CB Aaron Colvin
    6th WR tevin Reese
    7th Cody Hoffman
    Every position of need could be answered with this besides DE depth. I think we should Def Draft 2 CBs and WRs just to develop them over time. What do you guys think? Let me know I’m curious.

    • Eli Rodriguez

      Nix could start this season. Van Noy would give us depth until freeney leaves then he could start the next season. Jean Baptiste could start as the number 2 CB for a season and switch to CB1. Reese can develop into our starting slot receiver after a year. He reminds me of ty hilton. Cody Hoffman could learn from Floyd and Allen and develop into our 2nd WR

      • Derek

        van noy is way to light to fill freeny’s role, jean baptisite will face a steep learning curve and considering he was a good not shutdown corner in college…… i dont know much about the recievers you mentioned. but i think you need to consider we play nickel and dime alot against denver and many other teams without a strong running game. i like van noy but attouchu fits us better. roby is the playmaker we need in my opinion but honnestly ur crazy if you think we can find a starting cb in the 3rd at our current position with teams getting consolation picks and others with multiple 2nd or 3rd rd picks

        • Eli Rodriguez

          I think Baptiste could eventually start. I know it’s a crazy learning curve. But he was good in a zone system. I think he fits well. How can we not find a starting CB in the third with the way our CBs look. Our CBs are horrible.

          • Derek

            I think he’s too scheme specific i also think it’s time we get a star at cb. I just see roby having a bigger impact than Barr on our team

        • Eli Rodriguez

          I don’t mind attouchu either. Him or van noy would make me happy. I don’t like Roby that much just because he was getting burned a lot last year. I don’t think our coaches would be able to develop him.

    • Ernie Miller

      Jean Baptiste won’t make it out of the 2nd round. I’ve seen some mocks with him as a late 1st rounder

      • Eli Rodriguez

        You never know players fall all the time. I was a bit skeptical to if he would make it.

        • Ernie Miller

          True

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            another Ernie?

    • Sergio Quintero

      Gaines is long gone by the 5th round, check the CBS or NFL network mocks he’s going at the latest the early 3rd round.

      He & Latimer seem to be the guys are rising like crazy through the draft process seems like both are going in the 2nd round.

      • Eli Rodriguez

        Well that sucks I wasn’t finding him till late in other mocks. How about the other ej gaines. Last I saw for him was a 4th or 5th round pick.

        • Sergio Quintero

          Nix seems to be dropping in most major mocks (47th to the Steelers from Kiper, 57th to the chargers from Bucky Brooks).

          Philips Gaines was mocked in the 2nd round 56th overall one pick ahead of the chargers in the most recent mock draft by Mel Kiper.

          Kiper’s mocks are good measuring stick for rising players (Latimore, Gaines, Tom Savage) and players that are dropping (Barr, Nix, Bridegewater).

        • Sergio Quintero

          For 5th round corners, Colvin would be ideal, Dexter McDougle from Maryland is an interesting guy, E.J. Gaines seems to be seen as late 3rd-4th round guy.

  • gpack17

    ya i really dont see barr dropping that far..and honestly im not a big fan of him..moncreif is awesome but i feel there will be better options at receiver or in general in round 2 other than him and he might be able to be picked in the 3rd..starting to feel more and more like nix, van noy, or sua filo will be our pick in round 1..and also as eli said in the post below i am really starting to like phillip gaines a ton…all of his combine stats were good and he led ncaa in pass break ups through 10 games a year ago… heres the link with his pass break ups…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY5uFG16O4E

    • Eli Rodriguez

      He could end up being a late round pick aswell. I’ve seen him go high in mocks but you never know.

  • chargersfanfromswitzerland

    iam all for moncrief in the 2nd, have a feeling that his gonna be a star and ends up as one of the best receivers of this draft!! only think he goes early 2nd!

  • Sergio Quintero

    I don’t understand the negativity towards Barr, lets check, skill set 6’5 255 lbs, ran 4.41 in his pro day, that alone probably moves him out of the chargers pick, plays more like 4.5-4.6 guy, but still super fast for his size, productivity had 23.5 sacks last 2 years, 10 sacks as teams did more gameplaning his direction.

    I hear that he’s raw as a pass rusher in terms of technique and counter moves, and need to improve his technique as a run defender, dude has played two years on defense and is basically getting by on skill set, if he can have that level of production and still not be a finished product sign me up.

    So they didn’t get a corner or nose tackle, he’s probably higher rated than any corner or NT, don’t we gripe about taking the BPA, the chargers greatest weakness is improving their pass defense (29th against the pass & 31st in pass rating allowed), getting pressure on the QB will not hurt that situation, and you’re 2 prime time rushers (Freeney & Ingram) have enough of a history of injury that its better to have reserves.

    Lets remember GM have to plan for the future, you don’t think the Donald Brown signing doesn’t have a bit of preparing for the eventuality they don’t resign Mathews or Woodhead of course, their covering their bases, the chargers have almost their entire OLB core as free agents in 2015: Freeney, Keiser, English, Johnson (is virtual certainty to be released).

    Don’t be shocked that Louis Nix is available in the 2nd round, we are seeing him drop in most mocks if the chargers don’t take him at 25, some have the chargers taking him at 57.

    In terms of corners the chargers can probably find Phillip Gaines in the 2nd or Pierre Desir in the 3rd round, as options I personally really like.

    If the chargers really like Barr or a WR like Beckham or Cooks, its a deep draft they can get their NT and CB later on. I will admit I am junkie for loading a team with pass rushers, I believe in having a franchise QB and having a defense that can get to a QB, so if Barr is there, no question, pick him don’t look back.

    • C.Steele

      Well said! #GoBolts

  • Hunter

    Please let this happen. Getting Barr would be such a boon for the D