San Diego Chargers Mock Draft: Part 2


November 10, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego State Aztecs cornerback Leon McFadden (2) during the game against the Air Force Falcons at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Sorry for the long wait in between this article and the last one, but I was busy and with the  terrible news that happened in Boston I didn’t feel in the mood to write. If you missed my first article here’s the link: Mock Draft: Part 1. Now let’s finish my mock draft in rounds 4-7.

Round 4

If OT Lane Johnson, ILB Kiko Alonso, and RB Le’Veon Bell are selected in rounds 1-3.

  • So far the Chargers have addressed their biggest need at OT, found an ILB to start next to Butler, and a durable RB behind Mathews in case of injury. Their next selection should be on a CB and like in my first article, CB Leon McFadden would be a perfect fit. I already mentioned why he’d be a great fit in my first article so click on the link above. Another option is if there are still a lot of capable CBs available in round 4 the Chargers could go with a WR in Ryan Swope ,who is like Wes Welker 2.0 and the Chargers did pick up Welker, but let him go. I don’t think the Chargers will make the same dumb decision again because they have shown interest in him. 

If OG Chance Warmack, OT Terron Armstead, and RB Le’Veon Bell are selected in rounds 1-3.

  • In this scenario, Kiko Alonso was taken by the Chiefs in early round 3 so that is why I went with Bell instead. CB can be a selection like in the option above or they can take an ILB like Jon Bostic from Florida or Kevin Reddick from North Carolina. Both would fit nicely next to Butler, but I would choose Reddick because with the Cam Thomas connection and his athletic ability, he’ll have more potential.

If the Chargers trade back and select ILB Manti Te’o, OT Terron Armstead, Pass rusher Sio Moore, and RB Le’Veon Bell in rounds 1-3.

  • Trading back is a definite possibility and I wouldn’t oppose to it. The Chargers can either go with an OG, CB, or WR. You guys already know what CB and WR I like, but an OG this late could be David Quessenberry from San Jose State. He is an intriguing prospect because he can play every O-line position and that versatility can only help a team. With King Dunlap and Chad Rinehart already signed GM Tom Telesco seems to like players who can play a lot of positions.

Round 5

  • I honestly didn’t mean for this to happen, but in all scenarios the CB position still needs to be addressed. CB Leon McFadden will probably be gone by our 5th round selection so a CB that will still be available is Marc Anthony from Cal. Anthony has shown flashes of an NFL corner, but has also shown some inconsistent play.

Round 6

I’m kinda forgetting my picks because this article is so long, but I think it’s OT, ILB, RB, WR, and CB in rounds 1-5.

  • The only thing that is missing is a pass rusher. One who will be available is OLB Travis Long from Washington State. Long used to be considered a pretty good college prospect, but bad seasons have him dropping this far. If the Chargers wait this long to draft an OLB, then it’s for depth purposes and they still think Larry English can turn things around. 

If OG, OT, RB, ILB, and CB are taken in rounds 1-5.

  • This situation is kinda like the first option in selecting a pass rusher Travis Long from Wash. St. Like I said previously, he’ll be used for depth purposes.

If the Chargers trade back and select ILB Manti Te’o, OT Terron Armstead, OLB Sio Moore, RB Le’Veon Bell, OG David Quessenberry, and CB Marc Anthony.

  • The Chargers haven’t yet drafted a WR, but there isn’t one available so they should take a developmental QB like Sean Renfree from Duke. Mike Mayock has said that Renfree could be a prospect to look out for because his work ethic is off the charts. I wouldn’t oppose to selecting a player like that because I don’t want a Jesus look a like to backup Rivers just in case he gets injured.

Finally, round 7

  • In all three scenarios, the Chargers should just take the Best Player Available and hopefully they get a gem.

Well fellow Charger fans, I’m finally done with my mock draft and I really didn’t think it would take this long. It sounded a lot faster in my head, but doesn’t everything. Now for my Ron Burgundy reference:

Stay Classy San Diego.

-Thomas Bell