Todd McShay Mock Draft Has Chargers Selecting Bradley Roby

By Ernie Padaon

Feb 25, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive back Bradley Roby runs the 40 yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Todd McShay did his most recent mock draft and here is who he has for the San Diego Chargers with the 25th selection in the draft:

25. San Diego Chargers: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
Cornerback is the Chargers’ top need, and defensive coordinator John Pagano’s system requires good corners who can match up man-to-man and get physical with receivers and in run support. I had a tough time choosing between Roby and TCU’s Jason Verrett, but I went with the potential of Roby, as he might be the most naturally talented corner in this class, with a very good combination of length, fluidity and straight-line speed. He’ll need to improve his recognition skills and eye discipline to succeed as a pro.

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  • If the draft selection is going to come down to Bradley Roby or Jason Verrett, I believe that Tom Telesco would go with Verrett. Telesco looks more toward filled potential over what a player can be in the future. He looks for production out of the player and Roby did not produce last season.

    In McShay’s draft, the Chargers pass on Anthony Barr and players like Louis Nix, Ryan Shazier, Kyle Van Noy, Jeremiah Attaochu and Dee Ford are all available in the 2nd round. It looks like the Chargers will be able to build more on the defense in the next round if those prospects keep on sliding.