Another San Diego Chargers 7 Round Mock Draft

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Nov 30, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) during the game against the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Bears defeated the Horned Frogs 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Round 1:

With the 25th pick in the 2014 draft, the San Diego Chargers select…. Jason Verrett, cornerback, TCU.

It’s not exactly a secret that the San Diego Chargers had one of the worst secondaries in the NFL last season. Part of this could be due to a lack of consistent pass rush, but generally speaking (and outside of Eric Weddle), the Chargers secondary was sloppy and inconsistent for a majority of the season. Verrett may be the best cover corner and ball hawk in the draft class but the knock on him is that he is under 6ft tall. But he has the ability to break up plays, even with big receivers. His vertical jump (39”) and speed (4.38) helps alleviate some of his height concerns; but if he were only a few inches taller, he could be a top 10 player in this draft. He has a rare combination of athleticism, fluidity, and speed that allow him to mirror his opponents and blanket them in coverage:

 

“Racking up maybe the most solid overall resume within the ‘trinity’ of stats [(Pass/Defensed, Snaps/Target, and Burn Rate)], Jason Verrett capitalized heavily on his ball skills. He broke up one out of every 2.75 targets which makes him the best ballhawk of this group, if not the entire CB class (Rotoworld – CB Metrics).”

 

Jason Verrett is a playmaker. A Tyrann Matthieu type and a great step in fixing the atrocity that we call our secondary.

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  • Diegoblue

    I got to say Shayan I like this draft.. And especially like the 7th rd steal.. Would love to get Moncrief

  • gpack17

    I really like every pick, except for round 1..you compared verrett to tyrann matheiu. only trouble is the honey badger plays safety for the cardinals. We need a corner. Also, i highly doubt marcus smith lasts until the end of round 3. also comparing moncrief between stephen hill and patterson isnt necessarily a good thing…

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      In his defense Matheiu did play corner in college but I think he’s referring to more of his playmaking skills

      • gpack17

        yes i agree, but would matheiu’s productivity in his first season still be the same if he was a corner? probably not..and that is a main concern of ours

  • Julien Bélair

    I liked everything in this 7 round mock draft. Great job

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    I think this is the first mock I’ve seen where I have no objections

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Pretty sweet draft

  • Sergio Quintero

    Excellent mock Shayan, lets just say gun to my head if you ask me today I’ll say Jason Verrett is the chargers pick at 25, if “it’s how they play on saturday is the most important thing”, then the highest level of play goes to Verrett he is that guy, combined with Telesco history while working in Indy with drafting small corners and small players in general (Tim Jennings, Bob Sanders, Dwight Freeney) and he’s the guy I say is the pick.

    Only gripe is the 7th rounder, Aaron Lynch is too physically gifted to drop that far, I have seen mocks with 3-4 grade on him, but the rest is excellent.

    I have a feeling that the chargers will end up with either Kyle Van Noy or Jarvis Landry or both, even though the skill sets are not ideal the production is so good they will find a way to be chargers.

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      Regarding that Fuller thing and Telesco’s history, I think you and I are the only ones who seriously think it’s happening

      • Sergio Quintero

        That Fuller might not be there, and that Verrett might be their guy???

        • Marcel West-Bailey

          Call me crazy but Verrett may be their guy even if Fuller is there.

          • Sergio Quintero

            Yeah I get that feeling, listen to the interview between Darren Smith & Gehlken, you can listen to Smith put the pieces together, Game tape, history of small corners, he said without saying it.

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            I assume that’s on utsandiego? Even though he is undersized and his strength his questionable I think he can play outside. Sure he’s going to have some trouble with bigger receivers but it’s not like he hasn’t done it before and if we have a pass rush from the Ends and OLB’s, Eric Weddle should be able to help a little. He would be the third short corner we’ve drafted since TT got there I think so that seems to be the gameplan.

          • Sergio Quintero

            Its on the XX 1090 audio vault, Gehlken stops in with Darren Smith every thursday, what I found most interesting is Darren Smith who was doing the interview, has noticed the Telesco tendencies as well, and he start putting 1 and 1 together by himself:

            http://plfmx-xxsports.s3.amazonaws.com/common/global_audio/121491.mp3

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            Cool. I take a listen to that. And I took a look at that corner you mentioned out of Liberty. He looks good.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            i get that same feeling on it

          • Sergio Quintero

            3rd member of the Jason Verrett fan club, I have repeated Telesco will not let a physical limitation discourage him from taking a really good player.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            we have seen it time and time again.. .he doesn’t even really care how fast you run the combine… te’o and allen are proof of that. he just wants guys that produce.

          • Sergio Quintero

            That’s why come the 3rd round I wouldn’t be surprised in the least that Jarvis Landry is the pick in the 3rd round, I know they need a vertical stretch WR but Landry is a late 1st-2nd round player on tape, he just doesn’t run particularly fast and tested poorly, but I’m sure he would stick out like a sore thumb in the chargers board as a 3rd round pick.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            and i agree with all of that and i love that pick.. one of my favorite receivers going into the draft. does everything we would need except for run fast

          • Nick in PB

            I can’t wait to see Williams perform this year. In the little time we saw him last year, he flashed great closing speed. The only thing about Landry is that we need a receiver that can stretch the field. Is Landry that guy? I know you pointed that out Sergio, but I think it’s enough of a detrrant to warrant a different pick. We are stocked with possession type receivers already. Wouldn’t he the same type of receiver as V. Brown?

          • Sergio Quintero

            The logic says the chargers will get a Vertical WR, and I would be perfectly happy, I’m sure if Latimer is there at 57 pick, its virtually a lock they take him.

            The question then comes 3rd-4th round, Landry I am sure will be a better player than any WR avalaible be it Richardson, Herron, Huff & Ellington, would Telesco take a probably inferior WR because he fits a need better, we will know the answer in 2 weeks. BTW I like all those guys and they will be useful and some can be stars on this offense.

          • Nick in PB

            Have to agree with you there Sergio. Landry is the better receiver of those you just posted. And I do like Latimer. Richardson scares me because of his small frame. I do like Huff and Ellington though. Those two could also return kicks.

          • Gunnar Martin

            I’m in on this too!

  • Nick Mansoor

    I like this

  • tubbs45

    That would be a great draft from 1 to 7!

  • Bparsons29

    I absolutely love this draft 100% no complaints

  • Jordan Denning

    Don’t we need guard depth also? I’m think we take a guard instead of a second corner, especially with Mr. Steve Williams healthy and returning to be the #3 corner

    • micah

      Justin britt dude. Read the whole thing

  • Sergio Quintero

    Full list of 30 visits for the chargers came out today:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/san-diego-chargers/post/_/id/4767/san-diego-chargers-pre-draft-visit-tracker

    Rumored first rounders: Anthony Barr, Xavier Sua-Filo, Bradley Roby, Jason Verrett.

    Rumored 2-3 round guys: Davante Adams, Jeremiah Attaochu, Carl Bradford, Scott Crichton, Cody Latimer, Marcus Martin, Kyle Van Noy.

    Players that surprised me to not be on the list: Kyle Fuller, Darqueze Dennard, Justin Gilbert, Louis Nix, Timmy Jernigan, Jarvis Landry, Dante Moncrief, Paul Richardson.

    A long list of late round guys that could be UDFA’s composes most of the remaining list.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      posting this right now! good looking out.

  • jcrisp

    Good mock but what about hardwick’s successor?

  • micah

    Really good mock but I don’t see lynch falling that far. If he falls to the seventh there’s no way he gets passed up until the charger get the chance. Maybe the fifth or sixth or maybe they trade back in the earlier rounds and get some more picks and get a chance early in seventh round.

  • Daniel Sutter

    I like it…

  • Nick in PB

    Wow… initially, I was thinking, awesome draft! I see now that I wasn’t the only one. The only problem I see is with some of these players going earlier than when we pick. Then again, you never know. I love the later round picks… like I said, you never know!

  • Edward Sherman

    i will take that