Chargers Draft

Mel Kiper Mock Draft: Chargers select Melvin Gordon

Feb 19, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon speaks to the media during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 19, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon speaks to the media during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Mel Kiper released his final mock draft and he has the Chargers selecting Melvin Gordon with the 17th overall selection. 

The mock drafts from all the major experts are being released today. We looked into Mike Mayock’s lone mock draft for the season and he had the Chargers selecting Todd Gurley with the 17th overall selection. This time around we will look at Mel Kiper’s selection for the team.

Kiper has the Chargers going with a running back as well, but instead will take Melvin Gordon to the Chargers. He has Todd Gurley selected before the Chargers make their pick.

Melvin Gordon. 17. 13. . <p><b>Why they take him:</b> Because there’s just no peer for MG III on that roster, and he also qualifies as a best player available at this range on the board. I know — I actually said it about a running back.</p><p><b>Why they pass:</b> They could consider moving off this pick, go with needed depth at wide receiver, or be the team that isn’t scared off by <a href=. RB

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In Kiper’s mock draft, he has the team selecting Gordon over Malcom Brown, Cameron Erving and Andrus Peat. Will the Chargers take a running back with their top selection in the draft? The team is in need of a running back after finishing 30th in the league running the ball last season. Gordon would give the team one of the top backs available in the draft and he would make an instant impact. Gordon fits the mold of a Tom Telesco type player. Telesco wants to see production over potential and all Gordon did at Wisconsin was set records.

I could easily see the Chargers adding Gordon to the roster in the first round. He is the type of player that can produce in his rookie season and could bring an impact player to the offense.

Will the Chargers take a running back in the first round of the draft? It seems that all the experts expect the team to go in that direction in the first round of the draft.

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