Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy (42) runs with the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
I am stealing this idea from our fellow FanSided Blog Arrowhead Addict. This will be the San Diego Chargers 2013 Mock Draft Challenge. I will run through the first 3 rounds of the draft. You all are free to go through all 7 rounds if you like.
Here are some of the rules for playing this little mock draft:
- The big board on Draft Tek is the official board to make picks from.
- You can go up five positions from your draft position.
- You are free to go down as far as you want to select a player.
- No trades are allowed.
As of now, compensation picks have not been awarded. Once they are, they will get factored into the exercise. Now, onto my picks and explanations.
ROUND 1 (PICK 11): OT Eric Fisher, Central MichiganIf I can grab an offensive tackle in the first round, than I get him. I would’t reach for Lane Johnson with the selection though and would rather grab Chance Warmack if Fisher was not available. Since Fisher is number 7 on the draft board, he falls within reach and would be my selection with the pick.
ROUND 2 (PICK 45): RB Eddie Lacy, AlabamaIf Eddie Lacy lasts this long, which he won’t, then how can I pass him up? The goal this offseason is to add as many weapons to help out Philip Rivers as possible. Since Lacy is number 49 on the draft board, I can’t say NO. Team the kid up with Ryan Mathews and that is a nice tandem out of the backfield. Other players I considered with the selection were SS Matt Elam and RB Andre Ellington.
ROUND 3 (PICK 76): CB Leon McFadden, SDSUKeep the kid in San Diego and he can help out that secondary. Antoine Cason and Quentin Jammer could be skipping out of town. Teams can always use help in the secondary. McFadden would be a great pickup in the 3rd round and can see playing time immediately. Another player I considered is RB Montee Ball, but I already took a back in the 2nd.
Here are the other Chargers picks, if you want to see who could possibly be available with those selections: ROUND 4 (PICK 107), ROUND 5 (PICK 138), ROUND 6 (PICK 169), ROUND 7 (PICK 205).
Alright Beaters! That is my take on the first 3 rounds. Head over to Draft Tek and see their big board. Share your selections in the comments section. Comment on my picks or on anyone else’s picks. Hope to see your selections soon.