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Mocking The Mocks: Pre-Combine Edition

By BoogaP

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, 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.