Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad offensive lineman Lane Johnson of Oklahoma (69) prior to kickoff of a game against the Senior Bowl north squad at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Last year I did an article where I went to walterfootball.com, a great football website that also has a mock draft database, and checked approximately 60 mocks and reported the outcomes for the Chargers’ first round pick.
It was a very popular article and people seemed to really enjoy me doing the leg work for them in regards to checking all the mocks out. Not a single one of those mocks had the Chargers projected to take Melvin Ingram.
This year I’ll be doing the same thing only I’ll be doing a pre-combine, post-combine, and a couple days before the draft version for the BoltBeat family.
Today I will be listing the pre-combine version. I went through 66 mock drafts and tallied the projections for our beloved Bolts and their first round draft pick. There weren’t any huge surprises but we know, as Charger fans, that anything is possible when it comes to the draft.
Below I will list all of the first round picks that were mocked to the Bolts and the number of votes they received.
Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom in regards to the top vote getter, guys you feel should have been included, and picks that you thought were complete nonsense.
Players receiving 1 selection:
D.J. Fluker RT Alabama
Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB LSU
Alec Ogletree LB Ohio State
Sam Montgomery DE/OLB LSU
Players receiving 2 selections:
Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio State
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
Johnthan Banks CB Mississippi State
Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State
Player receiving 6 selections:
Dee Milliner CB Alabama
Player receiving 9 selections:
Chance Warmack G Alabama
Player receiving 11 selections:
Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
And, with the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select…..
Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
Johnson received an astounding 26 selections. The ultra-athletic tackle is a former quarterback and wide receiver. Although I would be happy with him as our choice, there are a couple of other players I would rather the Chargers take, such as Fisher or Warmack. That being said, I don’t think that either of those players will be there at 11.
Thanks a lot for reading.