Lets play GM, part 2 – 7 Round mock for the chargers
By Sergio Quintero
Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide center Barrett Jones (75) and guard Chance Warmack (65) prior to the snap against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsI split this article into 2 parts, since it got a little long, so here goes part 2:
I put together a 7 rounds mock for the chargers, it will include the actual pick, 4 other players that make sense. Well lets get going then:
Pick 11 Chance Warmack OG Alabama: Considered probably the safest player in the draft a true beast run blocker and almost as good as a pass blocker, and is athletic enough to play a zone scheme the chargers seem to be heading to.
Other players that will be considered:Xavier Rhodes CB Florida StStar Lotuleilei NT UtahTavon Austin WR West VirginiaJarvis Jones OLB GeorgiaBarkevious Mingo OLB LSU
Players the chargers hope drop to them:Lane Johnson OT OklahomaJonathan Cooper OG North CarolinaDion Jordan OLB Oregon
Pick 45 Terron Armstead OT UAPB: A great athlete at the OT position, who still is learning, but still played at a solid level in the postseason all star games, might have to play RT his rookie season to get acclimated to the pro game. The full investment in the offensive line continues, I expect Armstead to replace Clary his rookie season, and then to be transferred to LT his second season.
Other players that will be considered:Justin Pugh OT SyracuseJamie Collins OLB Souther MissKeenan Allen WR CaliforniaRobert Woods WR USC
Pick 76 Sio Moore OLB Connecticut: His measurables put him at a little small (6’1 245 lbs), but the production is more than solid with 15.5 tackles for loss and 8 sacks, to go with 4.6 speed. He played extremely well in postseason all star games, plus the chargers already have had success in the same program with Kendall Reyes.
Other players that will be considered:Philip Thomas S Fresno StateJonathan Franklin RB UCLAJonathan Bostic ILB FloridaRobert Alford CB Southern Louisiana
Pick 110 Brandon Williams Missouri Southern: A mountain of a man at 6’1 340 lbs, who was dominant against inferior competition, has the talent level is that of 2nd round draft pick, and will be asked to backup Cam Thomas while he learns the ropes.
Other players that will be considered:Leon McFadden CB SDSUKenny Stills WR OklahomaNico Johnson ILB AlabamaMontari Hughes Tennessee-Martin
Pick 145 Tharold Simon CB LSU: Only a one year starter in a program known for producing excellent defensive players, skill set is more than intriguing 6’2 205 lbs 4.5 speed. Known as CB who still is a little raw and best suited to play zone coverage. The chargers can hide him as their 4-5 corner and get a real value by his 2-3 year in the NFL.
Other players that will be considered:Will Davis CB Utah StateNico Johnson ILB AlabamaStepfan Taylor RB StanfordTony Jefferson S Oklahoma
Pick 179 Josh Boyce WR TCU: As we have learned through the years Mountain West players get lost in the shuffle, and Boyce is a bargain at this point, he was productive at TCU going over 800 yards the last 2 seasons, and his sub 4.4 speed doesn’t hurt, he’s not as physical as he needs to be at this point, but would be a great value.
Other players that will be considered:Spencer Ware RB LSUCory Grissom DE Southern FloridaOnterrio McCalleb RB AuburnDamion Square DE Alabama
Pick 222 Miguel Maysonnet RB Stoney Brook: A favorite of Daniel Jeremiah, at 5’9 210 lbs, 4.65 speed, really productive and tough RB. At this point in the draft I will trust a guy like Jeremiah to be smarter than me.
At the end of draft I gave a vote of confidence to Brandon Taylor & Jonas Mouton time to put up of shut up guys.