Oct 26, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Justin Gilbert (4) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Todd McShay went 2-deep in his latest mock draft. He has the San Diego Chargers landing a couple of really good prospects in his draft that would get the Bolt Beaters to toss the confetti around and start thinking about “Super Bowl”.
In the first round, McShay has the Chargers taking Justin Gilbert. Gilbert has been evaluated by many to be the first corner taken off of the board, but McShay doesn’t have as high of a ceiling on him as the others.
Here is his breakdown on how the Chargers landed him with pick 25:
I’m not as high on Gilbert as some other evaluators are, but I still think he’s worth a first-round pick, and the Chargers have a need at corner. He gives up too much separation in coverage and isn’t very physical, so he needs to be used properly. He’s at his best when the play is in front of him and he can attack the ball, and he has elite ball skills and straight-line speed. He also is a huge playmaker with the ball in his hands (he had two interception returns for TDs in 2013 and had six career kickoff returns for TDs).
In Round 2, McShay selects another prospect that Bolt Beaters have been talking about for a minute. He has the team selecting LB Kyle Van Noy.
Here is his breakdown on that selection:
Van Noy gives the Chargers another pass-rusher from the outside linebacker position.
That is an impressive collection in the first couple of rounds for the Chargers. The Chargers would get one of the best corners available in the draft and also add a versatile outside linebacker that can give the team a pass rush. In the next round, the Chargers can look at adding a wide receiver or a nose tackle and all things would be gravy.
You have the confetti ready? I will be bumping “Cotton Candy Blue and Gold, Chargers going…”