5 Round NFL Mock Draft: And The Chargers Select…

By Ernie Padaon
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Nov 30, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) watches the Baylor Bears celebrate their win at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Bears defeated the Horned Frogs 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It is mock draft season. With all the experts posting their mock drafts, I decided to get into the mix myself. I didn’t select for the rest of the teams out there, since I don’t know those team as well as I know the Chargers. In order to get some help in the mock, I used FanSpeak to mock the other teams in the draft.

Here are the players that I mocked to the Chargers:

25 CB Jason Verrett, TCU
57 DT Daniel McCullers, TENNESSEE
89 DE Jackson Jeffcoat, TEXAS
121 RB Carlos Hyde, OHIO STATE
153 RB De’Anthony Thomas, OREGON

Jason Verrett would be able to compete immediately for a starting job at one corner spot. We need help in the secondary and he would be immediate help at the position. He is one of the top corners available in the draft and it was fortunate that he fell to the Chargers at 25 in this mock draft.

In the 2nd round, McCullers would fill the nose tackle position for the Chargers. He is a mountain of a man and could clog up the middle on defense. He is listed at 6-foot-8, 350 pounds. That is a monster of a man in the middle of the defense.

In the 3rd round, Jackson Jeffcoat would be able to add some pass rush on our defense. He knows how to get after the quarterback and would be able to come in on passing downs and chase.

In the 4th round, we find someone that can grind on the ground and take over for Ryan Mathews for the next time he gets hurt. Hyde is a grinder.

In the 5th round, the Chargers pick up some speed with De’Anthony Thomas. Thomas could help in kickoff returns and also could add some speed and versatility on offense.

What do you all think of that mock? Hit up FanSpeak for yourself and do a mock and share some of your results.

You can see the full mock results on the next page. The formatting still needs to be cleaned up a bit.