Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) celebrates after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 21-14 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Time to look at the draft again post combine. The draft this week is going to look a lot more different from it did the last time we put this together. I will be looking at the possibilities on offense with the first pick. Find a stud offensive player for Mike McCoy and Frank Reich to work with and let them shine. Here is this week’s mock:
Round 1: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
Imagine a player of Beckham’s caliber with Keenan Allen on the opposite side and Eddie Royal as the slot receiver. Antonio Gates playing the tight end and either Ryan Mathews or Danny Woodhead as the back. Philip Rivers would have a ton of options to throw that football to. Add in Ladarius Green and we have an offense that defenses would need to keep pace with. Our offense would put other teams in keep up mode. Our offense would be able to move the ball down the field in a hurry and it would keep opposing teams on edge.
Beckham is a speedster and Tom Telesco said that he wanted to add speed onto the roster. Beckham would be able to stretch the field and make things happen after the catch. He also would be able to help the team in the return game. Just imagine that offense.
Round 2: Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State
There is a ton of depth at corner in this draft and there is a lot of talent to be taken in all round of the draft. The top of the draft only has a few standouts, but the depth throughout the rest of the draft is strong. A player like Joyner is not going to get the first round love because of his size, but he has the skills to compete in the NFL. He is a versatile defensive player and can play the corner position and at strong safety. Don’t look at his size, just look at his playmaking ability on the field. He would be another player the team could use in the return game.
Round 3: Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA
Zumwalt is another versatile player that can play on the inside or on the outside. He spent most of his time in the middle with UCLA, but he can move outside if needed. The Chargers need some depth in the middle of the defense behind Donald Butler and Manti Te’o. Zumwalt would be able to help backup at the position and could also be used outside. Zumwalt is an aggressive hitter on defense and plays with an intensity that is unmatched. He just wants to beat the piss out of people.