San Diego Chargers 7-Round Mock Draft

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Sep 7, 2013; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Paul Richardson (6) reacts in the stands following the win over the Central Arkansas Bears at Folsom Field. The Buffaloes defeated the Bears 38-24. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Draft is just around the corner, so you will only have to live through a few million more mock drafts. Here is mine for the end of the week:

Round 1 – 25th overall CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

I really believe that the San Diego Chargers will go with the best corner on the board in the first round of the draft. If Kyle Fuller is available when the San Diego Chargers select, I would jump on him in a heartbeat. He might be my favorite fit for the Chargers in the secondary. Fuller is a physical corner and would likely be starting for the Chargers on defense at the start of the year.

Round 2 – 57th overall WR Paul Richardson, Colorado

Tom Telesco mentioned that he wanted to add some speed onto this roster. Richardson is one of the fastest receivers in this draft and would make those game breaking plays that can turn a game around. He looks like he is playing at a different speed in comparison to his competition. He would stretch that field wide open for the offense and would be a nice threat on the opposite side of the field from Keenan Allen.

Round 3 – 89th overall DE Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas

Jeffcoat would have the ability to help on the defensive line as a defensive end and he also has the athleticism to stand up and play some outside linebacker. He immediately would give the team someone that they can use to get after the quarterback.

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  • Julien Bélair

    very nice draft

  • kris

    Sorry Ernie, I love your posts, but this draft doesn’t please me at all. I’m a lot more optimistic n our picks.
    round1- fuller
    round2- van noy
    round3- mccullers
    round4-street
    round5-d thomas
    round6-Urchel
    round7-bpa

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      the thing with van noy.. dont know if he will be there. he is going to get taken at the top of the 2nd round. if he was there, he would be that selection immediately. The best pass rusher that looks like we could get in that 2nd round is trent murphy.

      • Julien Bélair

        I think your mock was very good and realistic

      • Sergio Quintero

        Murphy might drop to the 3rd he seems to be getting zero buzz, the cluster for 2nd round pass rushers is huge i’m sure someone will drop to the 3rd that will surprise us.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i wasnt super pleased on who would be available each round, but i like the depth that this draft would give us around the roster.

    • Alter Ego

      I love your first three…I’m thinking Van Noy is gone by pick #57 though.

    • LetsgoSD17

      If we walk away with those first three picks we hit a grand slam in this draft.

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    I like it Ernie. I think there’s a difference between taking a player in a projected round and players that are actually available when you draft in that round. Sure Clowney is a first round pick but he isn’t a 25th first round pick. Just like Van Noy is a second round pick but there’s a pretty good chance he isn’t a 57th second round pick.

  • Julien Bélair

    is it just me or Ridcharson looks like Wallace but without the character issues ??

    • Sergio Quintero

      I really like Richardson but the 170lbs make me nervous, I would still be happy with him, but they seriously need to get that guy into the weight room get him to 185 at least.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i see it… dude is so dang fast

  • Sergio Quintero

    I like it, I might change the players, but the position in the rounds you took them is right on where I see things.

    I’ll switch you Moncrief for Richardson, Murphy for Jeffcoat, Kerr for Coleman. But in general a really good mock Ernie.

    • chargersfanfromswitzerland

      would take moncrief over him too. what about jordan matthews? wouldnt mind to take him in the 2nd!

      1. Fuller
      2. Moncrief/Matthews
      3. Martin the Center from the trojans
      4. Kerr
      5. Colvin
      6.Deanthony Thomas
      7.BPA

      • Sergio Quintero

        2 to 3 reports I have read have dissapointing hands for Mathews and plays slower than he times, if Moncrief and Latimer are gone I would take Richardson later Mathews, I don’t tend to like WR that drop something like 10% of the passes thrown his way.

        Good player and worthy of a 2nd round pick, but Richardson has better hands, and would bring the speed that seems to be lacking in this offense.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        as you can tell, i would take richardson over them… but i wouldn’t mind moncrief… there is something i dont like about matthews. really cant put a finger on it though.. just nothing special that stands out to me

  • Parker Richardson

    I don’t know very much about Coleman but i really think Zack Kerr could be our guy in the 5th round at NT. He would be a great fit IMO. Great draft though

    • Sergio Quintero

      Love Kerr, I might even take him in the 4th, but the 5th round sounds ideal.

    • Daryl Peek

      I’d rather see the team grab Martavious in the third or 4th round if he falls that far. I wouldn’t mind them going after Brandin Cooks at 25.

      Oops. Wrong post I replied on.

      • Sergio Quintero

        I love Cooks, maybe my favorite player to watch on draftbreakdown, another poster said he’s Cobb meets Sproles with Desean Jackson’s speed.

        I would take him, I have feeling the chargers wont.

        • Daryl Peek

          Steve Smith is how I see Cooks. #BEAST

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            I love cooks… LOVE

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          i would take him too.. love him. but just cant see the chargers taking him either

        • Marco

          Ellington out of South Carolina could also be a good option for a speed type threat and we could probably get him in the 3rd or 4th.

          • Sergio Quintero

            Share the assessment, he’s right there with Josh Huff in those rounds for me

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            i thought about switching the 2nd pick to Marcus Martin and the 3rd to Ellington… that would be solid

      • Sergio Quintero

        Bryant sounds like an out of character for Telesco who seems to favor production over skill set, Bryant might be the skill set player of this draft he has drawn comparison to another raw speedster in Stephen Hill who the Jets took last year.

        • Daryl Peek

          I was thinking about Hill and the Jets. Hill has been very disappointing in Jersey. I wouldn’t mind the BOLTS taking a shot at him when he’s eventually released by the Jets this off-season.

          I look at Bryant as a ST’er/deep threat as a project if drafted in the 3rd or 4th round. Worth the pick IMO. Both Bryant and Hill would benefit from having PR as their QB VS Shachez, Smith or who ever else the Jets have thrown in there. *Tebow blank stare*

  • Daryl Peek

    I haven’t done enough research on many of these guys to completely hate the mock picks but just looking I’m not feeling it overall. One player I have looked at on this mock that really concerns me, Paul Richardson as our 2nd round selection. The draft is very deep at WR and I believe we could do better if we selected WR in the second. Combine report on Richardson…

    “BOTTOM LINE Very lean, narrow-framed, finesse “X” receiver who made an immediate impact at Colorado before knee injuries derailed his progress. Measurables will go a long way in determining his ultimate draft value, and his success at the next level is dependent upon his ability to make plays in the vertical passing game. Has a boom-or-bust element. Size and durability are question marks.” –Denario Alexander anyone?

    The argument of certain players not being there when we pick is what keeps me from committing to a mock draft for the most part. I have may Favs and hope the team can get a couple of them, either way I’m sure TT and McCoy will do a good job if last season’s draft is an indicator.

    • Sergio Quintero

      The guy need to bulk up seriously, but 6’0 1350 yard WR in the Pac 12 with sub 4.4 speed are rare, I would take Moncrief and Latimore ahead of him, but those guys might not be there at 57.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      he’s skinny for sure… but you can add pounds… cant teach that speed.

      • Daryl Peek

        True that on the speed, and even more so the open field moves. His jab step off the line jumps out on the highlights and he’s very elusive as he always seems to make the first man miss. His size and the recent injury are what concerns me. I’ve had enough of injured WR.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          i hear that injury concern…. i hate losing our guys during the year

          • BlueBoltFan

            Another thing to remember is that he’s almost the exact same height/weight as Marvin Harrison. I believe he had a fairly decent career.

      • Marco

        But then the question becomes, Can he keep his speed while adding weight?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i think i mentioned it at the end of the post… you can get a little guess on where players will fall with different player rankings… i use the one on CBS Sports all the time.

      http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/2014/all

      • Sergio Quintero

        For me its CBS vs. Walterfootball, and update who’s going up and down with NFL network, I like the scouting reports from Posey on boltsfrom..

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          posey is pretty solid. love his scouting reports on the players he goes over

  • Rob Base

    I think those are solid picks especially if Van Noy and Attaochu are gone in the 2nd rd. Speed addressed at WR and KR plus the needed depth at CB,DE,G,DT and ILB. Good mock Ernie. I still hope Bolts get Van Noy though lol.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      thanks bro.. hoping we get van noy also

    • Sergio Quintero

      Rob you might get a heart attack if the chargers pass on Van Noy if he’s available at pick 57.

      • Rob Base

        Possible but id have to accept it and move on or possibly act like my 9 yr old son and pout all day cause I didn’t get my way.

        • Nick Lee

          you wouldnt be the only one, Rob. Van Noy is a Chargers jersey I would wear everywhere here!

        • Stefanie Smith

          We would get you through the pain, Rob. It would be okay.

  • Dave O

    Love Fuller’s toughness and style. He’s the best out there IMO and if he’s available I would be ecstatic is we drafted him.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      absolutely agree with that

    • Sergio Quintero

      Loved Fuller vs. Alabama on draftbreakdown, best player on the field, marshall tape is pretty awesome as well, instincts are excellent, weird playing style but the guy is very aware.

      • BlueBoltFan

        Fuller’s my favorite CB as well. So versatile. He can play press, off-man, zone, blitz the QB, play special teams, they even had him playing strong safety and joker against Georgia Tech. He can do it all.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    This draft looks really solid but for some reason is lacking that “wow” factor for me lol, I couldn’t get too excited if this happened but it’s solid non the less. Good work Ernie man

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      yea… it doesnt have that wow factor… i remember putting it together and not even being excited about it.. which makes it even more realistic

      • BlueBoltFan

        If Paul Richardson can hold up for a full season and get pass some of those focus drops he definitely has the “wow” factor.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          oh most definitely… imagine him running on the offense… ridiculous!

      • veazy

        You should have added a pick that you hated to make it a little more realistic.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          true… then all things would be perfect

  • BlueBoltFan

    1. I love the Kyle Fuller pick. That’s my 1a choice behind trading down (or if Anthony Barr falls to us).
    2. I really like Richardson; he’s the type of player we haven’t had on the Chargers in a long while. I just worry about whether his body can hold up at 6 feet, 175 lbs.
    3. I have not looked at any Jackson Jeffcoat tape. From what I’ve heard, he’s a bit of an underachiever based on his production/potential. But I couldn’t say myself.
    4. I like Trai Turner a lot. Nice pick there.
    5. Same with Deandre Coleman. Might even be a gem.
    6. Don’t know much about Prince Shembo.
    7. Don’t know anything about Austin Franklin.

  • jamfed

    Cornerback in the first round sounds obvious (almost too obvious). As much as I like Fuller, I don’t think he’s that much better than Phillip Gains or Breeland in the second round, or even Walt Aikens in 3rd or 4th round.
    Fuller is an exceptional talent, but he’s freelancer with an injury history. His “bonus” is his special teams/return abilities, and I’m not sure he’d be given that responsibiltiy in SD.

    …remember a couple of years ago when Melvin Ingram “fell” into San Diego’s lap? A player/prospect like that, who is expected to be taken in the top 12, will be there when SD picks @ 25. Maybe a Barr or Donald slide into SD’s lap.
    Best case scenario, Carr or Manziel are still there @ 25 and SD can trade to get another 2nd rounder (+), plus a 2015 1st round pick.

  • jamfed

    I do like your draft, but Richardson is a 3rd rounder and Jackson is a 4th rounder (IMHO). The more I feel this draft, the more I like SD drafting a left tackle fairly early.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i base it all off of CBS Sports rankings .

      • jamfed

        CBS is solid, but really its just one guys ranking: Rob Rang.

        The more you search (on-line) and watch some of the tape on other guys, you can tell who’s better than the other… Right now, I like Walt Aikens in the 3rd or 4th, Phillip Gaines in the 2nd, and Eric Thomas

  • Nick Lee

    Nice picks. I am torn between Verrett and Fuller at the top. If we could somehow steal away WR Jordan Matthews in the middle rounds if he falls that far, that would be awesome. Coleman is a safe, late pick at DT

  • Stefanie Smith

    Yeah. I could definitely live with your draft picks, Ernie. That would work. I am for Fuller over Verrett.

  • John Trizonka Kinney

    If Verrett was one inch taller he’d be considered the best corner in this draft…. ONE INCH

  • Matt

    Solid picks only things I would like to point out are:

    1) I would like to get an upgrade for the Nose Tackle position, I see Coleman more like a depth prospect we need to develop instead of a starter. We are gonna get a lot of good running backs on our schedule this year and we want to at least shore up our run defense a little.

    2) Doubling on wide receivers and pass rushers are good, but it might be wasted picks if instead we could get more competition on our biggest weakness which is the secondary. Maybe a safety or another defensive back would be good instead of getting the last two picks. Remember we have Tourek Williams competing too and Ajirotutu on those respective positions. We could also get offensive tackle depth because of our injury prone left tackle.

    Other than that, I like the first four picks. We might need to find a stud center this draft though because of Hardwick’s expiring contract. We need to groom a future center because that is the most important position in the O-line.

    Or we could just cut Clary and find free agents for the remaining holes… lol.

  • djkhford

    After your 1st pick you really went south.

  • Cgoodness13

    Awesome Picks, all can develop into starters in a couple of seasons.Also Coleman would be a steal at that spot

  • RoyalChargers

    1 bradley roby 2 dominque Easley 3 marcus smith 4 trai Turner 5 De anthony Thomas 6 Aaron colvin 7 Colt lyera

  • blu3ny3llow

    Pretty good picks…..I’m kinda starting to like Scott Crichton from Oregon State I think he could help with the pass rush

  • Alter Ego

    Ernie, I think we have to go nose tackle in the top three.

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      There hasn’t been any official report of the Chargers being interested in a NT in the first 3 rounds. The only defensive tackle we’ve spoken to is Jimmy Staten, who isn’t a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round pick, and Acee nor Gehlken have any indication from the Charger’s front office that they are looking to get one during the first 2 days of the draft.

      • Alter Ego

        SMH…I as a die hard can’t miss a game or I get physically ill Chargers Fan – see a need for A stud NT to anchor our middle. It screams at me.
        I’m not overly impressed with Acee …(I do like Gehlken though) – and his take on the best interests of the Bolts – I can’t remember anything he has ever been correct on.

        • Marcel West-Bailey

          Well they believe Lissemore is that guy.

          • Alter Ego

            Indeed…draft a NT Telesco.

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            Well it’s just not a NT in the first 3 rounds. That doesn’t mean that Kerr, Ellis, McCullers or Staten don’t get drafted. But just in later rounds.

      • gpack17

        at the same time, did we speak with dj fluker, manti teo, or keenan allen last year before the draft?…no..

        • Marcel West-Bailey

          Well we did meet with Te’o but it isn’t typical that a team doesn’t speak with a player at least once. That’s like marrying someone you’ve never met. We may not have had either in for a private workout but there’s no way that someone didn’t speak to them at least once. Not every meeting gets publicized.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Man, it must be me. These college players and also the NFL players look like they are 40. That guy in the picture in the article (Fuller) does not look young.