Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio (71) on the line of scrimmage during the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Alabama beat Michigan 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Time to check in on the latest of the mock drafts around FanSided. This one is coming from With The First Pick. I probably will start making my own one of these soon. Depends on how much time I got on my hands. Mainly because every mock draft I see selects a player I really don’t want with our first round pick.
Here is the pick from With The First Pick.
16. San Diego Chargers – Cyrus Kouandjio, OT Alabama
It is conceivably possibly the Chargers could go with King Dunlap since he has been much better this year than he was at any time in his career with the Eagles, but they may not want to bet on that happening again. More likely, they will pair up Kouandjio as a bookend with his former teammate D.J. Fluker and give them a solid group to protect Philip Rivers. Kouandjio is somewhat similar to former Charger Marcus McNeil.
Don’t get me wrong. This is not a bad pick. Having a pair of Alabama bookends on the offensive line sounds amazing to me, but our biggest need is on the defensive side of the football and Louis Nix is sitting there for the taking. We need help in the secondary also. If we select a left tackle, I won’t be mad, just would have to wait to see what we get in the following rounds again.