NFL Mocks: Chargers Select LB Dont’a Hightower w/ 15th Pick

By Ernie Padaon

Yesterday, NFL Mocks put out a draft and we selected David DeCastro with the 15th pick. Today, they have us going for an Alabama linebacker and it’s not Courtney Upshaw. Here is what they have us selecting:

15. San Diego Chargers (5-7)-Dont’a Hightower, LB, AlabamaThis pick would make no sense to me, which is why I’m doing it for the Chargers. I never even come close to getting the Chargers right. I mocked them Jimmy Smith in one of my final mock drafts last year because I thought they could use some help at cornerback and after watching the Jets abuse them in the secondary I think I’m right about that, but who knows what they will do. Hightower has had a huge bounce-back season this year and will probably end up in the first round. This is too high for Hightower for me, but that hasn’t stopped the Chargers recently. Now if A.J. Smith is no longer the general manager I’ll be more reasonable with the Chargers picks! – NFL Mocks

Hightower could be used as an outside linebacker in our 3-4 defense. He also can play in the middle on passing downs to allow Antwan Barnes to do what he does best. Hightower seems more like a middle linebacker though and it would make much more sense to draft his teammate Courtney Upshaw.

Here is the tape on Hightower:

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