Nov 30, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) during the game against the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Bears defeated the Horned Frogs 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
With free agency fairly quiet for the San Diego Chargers, the front office will look to add some playmakers onto the roster through the NFL Draft. There are a number of playmakers that the team can pick up at the corner and wide receiver positions in this draft. Tom Telesco didn’t touch that position much during free agency, but he will likely hit it hard in the draft.
Here is my latest mock draft after the first week of free agency:
Round 1: Jason Verrett
Verrett is one of the best corners in the draft and he could be an option when the Chargers select with the 25th selection. He might be the best corner in the draft, but teams are drooling over the taller corners in the game right now. Verrett should be able to hold his own and would likely take the starting gig from Richard Marshall.
Round 2: Lamarcus Joyner
Joyner is small, but he will pack a punch. His size will make him available this far in the second and he would be a versatile player that can be plugged into the secondary. He has the ability to play at the safety position and could rotate with Addae at the position. He also can play in the slot. His versatility would be huge for the secondary.
Round 3: Bruce Ellington
The Chargers are in the market at improving the position and Ellington is someone who can help the team in the return game and out wide. He would likely end up taking the starting job from Vincent Brown and would add some speed and playmaking ability at the position. Imagine a receiving unit of Ellington, Allen and Royal now. All players that can make something happen after the catch and Ellington has that ability to take it to the house.