Feb 25, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive back Bradley Roby runs the 40 yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Todd McShay Mock Draft Has Chargers Selecting Bradley Roby


Todd McShay did his most recent mock draft and here is who he has for the San Diego Chargers with the 25th selection in the draft:

25. San Diego Chargers: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
Cornerback is the Chargers’ top need, and defensive coordinator John Pagano’s system requires good corners who can match up man-to-man and get physical with receivers and in run support. I had a tough time choosing between Roby and TCU’s Jason Verrett, but I went with the potential of Roby, as he might be the most naturally talented corner in this class, with a very good combination of length, fluidity and straight-line speed. He’ll need to improve his recognition skills and eye discipline to succeed as a pro.

If the draft selection is going to come down to Bradley Roby or Jason Verrett, I believe that Tom Telesco would go with Verrett. Telesco looks more toward filled potential over what a player can be in the future. He looks for production out of the player and Roby did not produce last season.

In McShay’s draft, the Chargers pass on Anthony Barr and players like Louis Nix, Ryan Shazier, Kyle Van Noy, Jeremiah Attaochu and Dee Ford are all available in the 2nd round. It looks like the Chargers will be able to build more on the defense in the next round if those prospects keep on sliding.

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  • Marcel West-Bailey

    What happened to Gilbert?! We don’t need projects. We need results, especially from a first round pick.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      he has gilbert going at 18 to the Jets

      • Derek

        i dont think the lions will let him past 8 unless mack barr or clowney is there

  • Gunnar Martin

    I very strongly feel that we won’t be taking a corner in the first. Call it a hunch, but I just know it’s not gonna happen.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i feel the opposite… would be surprised if we dont take a corner in the first. not sure how many of the corners i would want in the next few rounds.

      • Gunnar Martin

        I don’t necessarily want them to avoid taking a corner in the first round, I just get the feeling that it won’t happen. I’m in the same boat about not being sure about the other CBs after round one. Pretty sure TT is going to whip up something none of us have predicted so far.

        • Sergio Quintero

          Gunnar I actually would be kind of shocked they don’t go corner, I think TT is one of those guys that follows the expected path.

          Guy drafts guys with excellent game tape, and resigns guys that produce, rinse and repeat.

          I would like to be surprised, it will give us something to argue over, hopefully Jville really likes a QB and puts together an offer.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Who predicted us taking Fluker anytime before 5 minutes before we took him?

          • Sergio Quintero

            Everybody predicted either Fisher, Johnson, Joeckel, Warmack, or Cooper they were all gone by pick 10, they took the next Olineman, not that complicated.

          • Gunnar Martin

            So you’re saying you weren’t surprised at all?

          • Sergio Quintero

            nope, dissapointed because I thought Lotuleilei was a better player, I’m glad Fluker proved me wrong, and the guy was worth the 11th pick and more.

            I thought they were stuck, that they shouldn’t take Olineman but I still thought they were going that way, Fluker my apologies you can really play.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Okay… so you’re saying that no matter who is still left there, TT is only going to take a guy from a certain position that fills a need? I would disagree with that argument.

          • Sergio Quintero

            I don’t think there is much of chance of getting stuck, at least one and very likely 2 guys from Dennard, Roby, Verrett & Fuller will be there.

            If none are there the drop off to the next group is substantial, I wouldn’t take a CB I hope he doesn’t either. We’ll know in 2 weeks.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Alright, I can understand your reasoning. I just don’t think it ends up going as we are all expecting it to right now. Draft boards will be so messed up by the time the 15th pick rolls around. That’s my prediction.

          • Daniel Sutter

            Once Warmack was taken at 9 it wasnt much of a surprise.Fluker was the next best OL on the board. I agree with sergio, 1st will most likely be the best remaining corner.

          • BlueBoltFan

            They took a RT when there were arguably 5 or 6 players that were rated higher at the time.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            mike mayock

          • John Vu

            They may have taken Fluker because the best left tackles were taken so we don’t know if Fluker was their first choice. He may have been or he may not have been.

          • Parker Richardson

            I don’t think anyone was expecting a RT in the first round

          • Sergio Quintero

            They were expecting olineman, there were 5 guys talked about 2 guards and 3 OT, and the chargers next one in line in Fluker.

            He was a heck of player, not great feet, they took him anyway.

        • arnie

          Gunnar i’m right there with you. We have not seen what Steve Williams can do. That kid was a stud in the 2013 combine, and Cal. That means the Chargers have options and can take a CB in the 2nd or 3rd rounds.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Absolutely. Great point about Williams. Love that I have someone else on my side on this one.

          • arnie

            Remember last season how we “needed” to get Left Tackle in the 1st round of the draft, or the team was screwed? This is the same thing with CB….
            If i’ve learned anything about Telesco, he is fully aware of the “needs” of the team, AND he seems to always give himself options.

      • Sergio Quintero

        I expected an offensive lineman he took an oLineman last year, I expect a corner this year, his strength and his weakness in my opinion is that he plays it safe, he doesn’t gamble with physical freaks or big free agents contracts. He is to define it quickly a boring GM, rock solid but boring.

        • Parker Richardson

          It may be too early to tell but i agree that up to this point TT is showing to be a “safe” GM. But picking Roby in the first IMO is a pretty risky pick and a lot of signs are pointing in that direction.

          • Sergio Quintero

            If he picks Roby then he will change my opinion of him, not against it, it will force them to coach up a super talented guy, but it really seems out of character.

          • Gunnar Martin

            I would be really surprised as well. And disappointed.

          • Parker Richardson

            Perhaps they are hoping he falls to the second like Te’o last year. If i remember right i’m pretty sure they had Te’o in for a visit pre-draft.

      • BlueBoltFan

        I agree. Hopefully it’ll be Verrett or Fuller. Possibly Roby if we traded down. By round 2 the potential starter pool is pretty much gone.

        I also think we’ll be going after a pass rusher in the first three rounds that has the potential to start opposite Ingram in 2015. Unless they reeeaaalllly like Tourek Williams.

        • NateLew

          In our secondary? We can find a starter 3rd round in this draft if we had to. Not that it would make for the prettiest rookie season but I think this class is pretty middle heavy.

          • BlueBoltFan

            A starting rookie CB at the bottom of round 3? Somebody would have take a serious tumble in the draft…or we’d have too get really lucky.

    • gpack17

      i agree…i feel we either pick a nose, guard, or trade back

      • Derek

        if we draft a guard or center in the first im considering this a rebuilding season. n prob wont stand to watch the rest of the draft

        • gpack17

          i really doubt they take a center in round 1 and the only way i see them taking a guard is if it’s Sua Filo and if they trade back a little to take him…

          • Gunnar Martin

            Trading back and still grabbing XSF would be my best case scenario, honestly. The O-line would be SO much better with him in there. Grabbing an extra pick would just be an amazing bonus. I think it would be silly to consider this a rebuilding season, no matter who we end up selecting.

          • Parker Richardson

            The Oline plus XSF would really bully defenses around. I would love to watch that for years to come! Rivers would be kept clean and our power running game would thrive!

          • Gunnar Martin

            Ryan would definitely love it. Just imagine Su’a-Filo next to Hardwick and one of our beast tackles. Ohhhh man!

          • Parker Richardson

            The niners used both of their first round picks in 2010 on Oline and now they have two young probowlers and one of the best Olines in football. I truly believe that is the reason that Kaepernick and that offense has been good. Just imagine what it would do for Rivers and Mathews

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            we would hold onto that football all day and out red zone offense would be so much better with that running game

          • Derek

            I’m ok with trading back but I feel the ability of coach d on the o line is underestimated. I say we bank on that and help out our defense who has coaches we’re on the fence about

    • Derek

      i looked at old colts draft and yeah it doesnt look likely. this guy is going to make niners look like geniuses. im prepping for dissapointment already

      • Sergio Quintero

        If you look at Colts drafts Telesco has a thing for small corners, this a guy who drafted:
        Tim Jennings 5’8
        Rashaud Powers-Neal 5’9
        Demeyne Hughes (aka Dante) 5’8

        These were the only 3 corners he drafted in those 3 drafts.

        • Derek

          And look at where they drafted those cb’s. Granted Tt wasn’t the boss so who’s to say he scouted any of those corners he might have focused on offensive prospects. Or those might have been his second choices due to circumstance. In summation this extra long pre draft period is killing me

          • Sergio Quintero

            Concur Derek, 2 extra weeks this is stupid.

            Even the picks the chargers took had a certain physical limitation, the OT talked about where 3 before Fluker, because of their great skill set.

            Allen ran 4.7 suddenly he isn’t a good player, good tape take him, Telesco I think kind doesn’t care for the combine and pro days in my view, he seems to be a guy that decides with tape.

          • Derek

            Good observation I didn’t notice those commonalities. That doesn’t bode well for roby. We prob have denard and verret ahead of him. N prob nix. I’ll take denard over verret but honnestly I’d be happy with either. I only like db over nt because I don’t think we need nix to be great as much as we need a db. I think hageman or jones or sutton would have same effect

          • Sergio Quintero

            Listen to Kiper and McShay podcast it talks about the declining value of Nose Tackles, they talk about picks 25-29. they obviously start with the chargers:

            http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=10827664

          • Derek

            Thx tuning in now!

          • Daniel Sutter

            I for one like that. Yeah being able to show up on the track and weight room tells us a little but what you do on the game field is what matters. Who cares is you can run fast if you dont play fast. Who cares if your strong if you dont have the skill set to properly utalize that strength. Tape tells us the important stuff.

        • Derek

          Also the success of those cb’s doesn’t bode well for us depending on a former colts decision maker. I hope I’m wrong

          • Sergio Quintero

            Jennings and Power-Neal are good players, Jennings has been pretty close to an excellent player.

          • Derek

            I dissagree on power-Neal. And what about jurad powers currently of the cardinals?

    • Conor Cahill

      I would only be surprised if we dont go BPA at nose, guard, corner, or wr

    • Rob Base

      Van Noy in the 1st!

      • Gunnar Martin

        Preach brotha!

    • John Vu

      I second that. When to many people predict a certain type of player or position, a lot of times, these teams pick someone else. We all know the Chargers greatest defense is their offense and they need a receiver. I read somewhere that Telesco won’t pick a receiver in the first round but I’m hoping that he does because we can’t just have Allen as our only reliable receiver. Plus, a lot of times when a rookie has a good first season teams will spend more time in the off season to plan on how to beat them so we need another play maker at receiver. If our defense stays healthy I believe they’ll be fine. What we need is a starting fast receiver Tom.

  • Conor Cahill

    LOL
    “John Pagano’s system requires good corners who can match up man-to-man and get physical with receivers and in run support.”

    • gpack17

      haha seriously, i thought cox was supposed to be pretty good in run support..weird how that turned out..

      • Conor Cahill

        haha I was about to say if thats the case lets bring Cox back

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      that part definitely must have been a joke… hahaha

    • tubbs45

      Pagano to self: “Damn thats what I’ve doing wrong…”

  • Derek

    we need a #1 corner, im not convinced wright is it and whats so bad about having 2? im tired of marshall playing so far off only avoiding the big play. every offense has a west coast chapter so thats not good enough anymore. there are only a hand full of cb’s that can start this season. we can get a nt that can step up in the 3rd or 2nd depending on the olb’s & recievers available.

    • Stefanie Smith

      You are right on a bunch of points lately, Derek. Frankly, I don’t care who they pick, but they better be ready to go with no excuses, no foot problems, etc etc. They must be able to have an immediate impact.

      • Derek

        Thx steph, you know what they say about broken clocks.

    • Daniel Sutter

      Exactly Derek! Fill your biggest need before the drop off in starting level talent is gone. Yes Nix in the 1st would be a starter, so would Kerr in rd 3 or 4. That is just an example but its a legit point. NT in my opinion is as big of a need as CB but for improving the overall unit compared to the talent drop off per round, CB needs to be first. Then Pass Rush, then DL…

      • Derek

        Glad I’m not alone, it was disheartening to see so many ppl support grabbing a center as high as 2nd rd

        • Gunnar Martin

          Which wouldn’t be a bad idea by the way. Martin could still play guard this season so it wouldn’t be such a waste for the first year, and it would be a great investment for the future at the same time. Don’t understand why you wouldn’t like that.

          • Derek

            So U’d rather our 3 million dollar guard do nothing. Or the other 1 we put on a 1 yr contract. And also use a early pick on our top 15 offense that’s not a wr vs fixing our 29th rated defense. To justify this would be equivalent to drafting a TE or a lt. Did we not see the cowboys do this last season and go no where and their center need was more dire than ours. Put it this way is the USC center flawless? Once in a generation talent skills and work ethic. Would we not be able to draft a simmilar caliber player next yr when we lose hardwick and clary and ornburger? I think we could so that’s y I think this is crazy. No matter what our line will look very different next yr that’s unavoidable.

          • Gunnar Martin

            I take it you’re referring to Rinehart as our 3 million dollar guard. Of course I wouldn’t rather him do nothing. He would start at one of the guard spots and Martin (assuming he wins the job) would start at the other. Do you want Ohrnberger starting or something? Clary, heaven forbid?? No. The former would be a nice backup and the latter would finally be let go.

            Sure, we could go get our center of the future in next year’s draft. But that would mean we would be starting a rookie without any grooming yet. A year of experience can go a really long way. Drafting Martin would definitely not be equivalent to drafting a tight end. That’s not even in the same realm at this point. Guard and center are a much bigger deal than you think.

          • Derek

            I understand u better but still think you’re over estimating the value of familiarity and like I said before our line is going to be significantly different reguardless clary gone, ornburger or rinehart will stay. Dunlap can go either way depending in his health and the market. Frederick of cowboys was projected early third at best, being the top center. He had 2 bad games against top nt’s philly n Kansas. And grabbing Martin doesn’t guarantee he still won’t have growing pains. Btw I think ornburger did fine at lg and center last yr, clary was so so but a decent run blocker and provides versatility when injuries strike.

          • Gunnar Martin

            I’m not sure you’re catching my drift. No matter. I stand by my case.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Reading Colts drafts under Telesco (Director of Scouting) he has no issue drafting players that are small or a step slow, he really tends to go with production.

    Don’t be shocked if Telesco goes with the undersized Verrett or Cooks, in line with his history of corners (Jennings, Powers-Neal & Hughes) and his recent home run with T.Y. Hilton.

    • Julien Bélair

      Verrett is my guy since janurary. I would love that pick

      • Sergio Quintero

        Kiper & McShay gave major props to Verrett in a podcast they had about pick 25-29, they talk about Verrett having the highest level of play of this year’s group of corners, it comes down to a GM living with his physical limitations.

        • Julien Bélair

          I totally agree

  • Padraigh Keogh

    Hope we trade back with someone like the Jags and get extra picks in second and third.

  • BlueBoltFan

    I agree, Ernie. Verrett looks llike the best cover guy in this draft to me. His LSU game tape is fantastic.

    • Derek

      But to me that was due to bad qb. Verret was being manhandled that game. Yeah verret was in proper position and kept tight but Odell Antwann boldin’ed him a few times. If he had a better qb verret would have not been a factor. Odell is on the smaller side too.

      • BlueBoltFan

        Beckham had two catches against Verrett, both underneath, for about 20 yards, and one of those was contested. Verrett had 2 pass break ups against Beckham, both deep. Landry had no catches against Verrett, including a pass break-up in the end zone. Mettenberger threw away from him most of the game.

        • Derek

          Ur right just you tubed it

          • BlueBoltFan

            I was slow to come around on Verrett, too. His size still concerns me a bit but otherwise I’m out of excuses. If he was 6 feet tall, he’d be the #1 CB in this draft.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            but his jumping ability should make up those 2 inches… right?

          • BlueBoltFan

            I actually think the technique that would work best for Verrett is getting his hands in-between the the WR’s hands and the ball & rip the ball away as they try to bring it into their body. Revis does this with tall WRs. Courtland Finnegan was pretty good at it, too.

          • Derek

            I still think his ceiling is a #2 cb I don’t believe he could hold Thomas or Bowe to simmilar numbers. Wright has shown he can but his health makes me want another cb that can fill in….. This just in roby got arrested again so he is deff going to San Fran. Would u pick verret over denard?

          • BlueBoltFan

            I don’t know. I feel like Verrett is pretty much a lock to be at least a very good slot CB. Dennard seems like he’s either going to be very, very good or very average.

            I think I’d go Dennard.

            Bad news on Roby.

          • Derek

            I feel the same just gotta hope he gets past the steelers. And can fit with us his skill fits zone but he was put in man a lot.

  • RZ

    At this point,with all the mock drafts going on..I can throw names in a hat and pick who the Chargers take in the first round.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Pretty much. You might as well pull a rabbit out of that hat for all we know.

  • Nick Mansoor

    I’m starting to think we should trade down in the first. Wasn’t to fond if this idea at first, but it totally makes sense now

    • Gunnar Martin

      Too much sense. Hopefully someone behind us desperately wants a player around our draft position. And I mean reeaally desperate. This draft class is way too good to be giving away draft picks willy-nilly.

      • NateLew

        Really hoping whoever Cleveland wants as QB @ 4 is gone. If they get their guy it likely kills our chances of trading back.

  • Diegoblue

    I might be the only but I wouldn’t be mad at the Roby pick if he can get back to the 2012 version then we would have a hell of a CB..

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      I think Roby has an upside that’s possibly bigger than the rest because I think he’s overall the most athletic. I just hope his character isn’t the one we saw a while ago.

    • Eli Rodriguez

      Nope im with you on that note. I like Roby alot. We just need to be able to get him to that 2012 version and i think its very possible.

      • Diegoblue

        I’m with you.. We have to coach him up a little bit to get back to that version

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          do we have the coach to do that though?

          • Diegoblue

            LOL .. I would hope so

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            i hope so too.

        • Eli Rodriguez

          The only problem is that I seriously don’t think they have the coach to do it. I still don’t like Pagano but I have to give him another shot because we had so many injuries last season. Dwight Freeny, Manti, S.Williams, JJ, and Ingram were all hurt. So he basically made the playoffs with hurt players and back ups. So this is a real test this year if the players stay healthy.

          • Diegoblue

            The only reason I’m still with team Pagano is because what you said .. He basically had a very depleted D .. So if everyone can stay relatively healthy .. This year will be true test .

    • RoyalChargers

      Your not the only one I’ve been screaming for roby after watching his tape. His speed is unmatched he’s faster than all corners not named Gilbert and verret wouldn’t be bad I just have to see it to believe it. I have to see that he’s a Brent Grimes clone. I’d he’s that I’m in board

    • tubbs45

      He is a no go in the first now “Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was cited for DUI early Sunday morning, according to Franklin County court records.

      • Diegoblue

        Damn.. That’s a wrap

      • Diegoblue

        Just found out he blew a .008 that tens below the Ohio limit .. And he was just sleeping .. The prosecutor and and his lawyer said the charges will be dropped ..

  • Eli Rodriguez

    I can def see TT grabbing Verrett in the 1st if available. He had great game tape and that what TT looks for. Then in the 2nd he attempts to grab Van Noy. He has just as good game tape. In the 3rd i see him just grabbing the best player available. Just like he did with Allen.

  • Cgoodness13

    Verret will probably be the Fluker in this draft

  • Eli Rodriguez

    Does anyone actually like Pagano as a coach. I was hoping that they fired him last offseason and took Rob Ryan to man the defense.

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    If you look at Roby’s tape from 2012 it’s pretty much flawless. Obviously in 2013 it dropped but if he can get back to that place Roby really isn’t a bad pick. I still don’t want him but he isn’t bad.

  • tubbs45

    Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was cited for DUI early Sunday morning, according to Franklin County court records.

    • Gunnar Martin

      What an idiot! Gah! I hate it when prospects do this kind of thing right before the draft. Don’t they have brains?! Think, gosh dang it!

      • Diegoblue

        Just found out he blew a .008 that tens below the Ohio limit .. And he was just sleeping .. The prosecutor and and his lawyer said the charges will be dropped ..

        • Gunnar Martin

          Alright, well that is different. Good to know the facts I guess. But it still can’t be good to have another run-in with the law, even if it was very, very minor. Teams will have to wonder if stuff like this could happen in the future, but to a much worse severity.

          • Diegoblue

            I agree .. Even though it appears he is innocent run in with the law can’t be good.. Perception is reality unfortunately..

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    So I just read Roby got cited but it shouldn’t go on his record. But it doesn’t look good when people are questioning your character. And Jason Verrett is sitting quietly and sober in San Diego already, waiting on a home. Give it to him!

  • John Vu

    Well, now Todd Mcshay will probably pick another player for the Chargers since Roby just was pulled over for drinking and driving. I don’t think it’s a serious situation and these guys are probably just out having fun, celebrating for all of the hard work they’ve put in over the last couple of months and that their dreams are about to come true, however, some teams, like the Chargers don’t draft players that have slip ups, especially right before the draft. Also, Roby doesn’t have a clean record in the first place so this doesn’t help his image but he’ll still be a first or second round pick anyways. He’ll be ok.