Nov 30, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy (15) intercepts the ball from Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) during the first quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Todd McShay released his mock draft on ESPN today and here is who he has mocked to the San Diego Chargers:
Analysis: The Chargers need to upgrade at cornerback and in the return game, and Purifoy could help in both areas. He is raw with his technique but has the potential to develop into a playmaker at corner because of his very good ball skills, and because he’s one of the most naturally talented defensive backs in this draft. If the Chargers pass on Purifoy, they could go with a smaller but equally skilled and more polished cover corner in TCU’s Jason Verrett. If they take a CB here, they could target a pass-rusher like Auburn’s Dee Ford in Round 2 and a guard like Baylor’s Cyril Richardson in Round 3.
I think Purifoy would be a reach at this spot. I would much rather take his second option of Jason Verrett in this spot. Purifoy has much better size at corner though.
I love what McShay projects to the team in the next couple of rounds though. Dee Ford and Cyril Richardson. Can we sign up for that right now?