San Diego Chargers 7-Round Mock Draft

By Ernie Padaon
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Nov 23, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Louisiana State Tigers offensive tackle Vadal Alexander (78) and offensive lineman Trai Turner (56) stand on the field during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

Round 4 – 125th overall OG Trai Turner, LSU

Turner would be an excellent selection for the Chargers in the 4th round. He is a player that would learn from the current starters at the position and would then become one of the starters in the next season when all the starters become free agents. He has the potential to be a powerful run blocker and would create a nasty right side of the line next to D.J. Fluker.

Round 5 -165th overall DT Deandre Coleman, California

Coleman is a big man that wpi;d get some time in the middle playing the nose position. He could get rotated in for Sean Lissemore to give him a breather from time to time. He isn’t going to get much pressure on quarterbacks, but he will be able to close in on the running game. We selected a couple of players from Cal last season and could be digging in the well again.

Round 6 – 201st overall LB Prince Shembo, Notre Dame

The Chargers are looking for more pass rushers and Shembo would be able to contribute in that aspect immediately. He only finished the year with 5 sacks, but he did add 17 hurries. He will get pressure on the quarterback and would be best used as a pass rush specialist.

Round 7 – 240th overall WR Austin Franklin, New Mexico

Franklin is a smaller receiver but is quick and would be able to add more speed on offense. He would compete for a spot as a kick returner and as a 5th receiver on the roster.
As an insight on how I usually run my mock drafts for the site, I will take some sites prospect rankings (usually CBS Sports since thye update it constantly) and only select players that are within 5 picks ahead of our selection or any player that is after our selection. Kyle Van Noy and Jeremiah Attaochu are no longer available in the 2nd round for the Chargers, so I had to move in a different direction. Go ahead and give it a try.