Mike Mayock Mock Draft: San Diego Chargers select Todd Gurley
By Ernie Padaon
Mike Mayock released his mock draft and he has the San Diego Chargers selecting Todd Gurley.
Mike Mayock did his mock draft and the fans are interested to see how he would let things play out in the draft. This is the only mock that he does on the season and he waits right up to draft day to release it. There is always a lot of intrigue on the release since the fans want to see one of the league expert’s thoughts on how things are going to go down.
With the 17th pick in the draft, Mayock has the Chargers going with a running back with the selection. He has the team taking the risk and selecting Todd Gurley.
Here were his thoughts:
The Chargers were one of the worst at running the football last season, ranked 30th in the league, and will be looking for some help for Philip Rivers on offense. If they can bring in one of the top backs in the draft and pair him with Philip, then this offense should see some great things happening.
The offensive line will also be a top priority for the Chargers in the draft. The team will be looking to add another stud up front to create some space for these backs to run.
If Gurley were brought onto the roster, the fans would immediately look at his injury history. He is coming off of an ACL injury and has had a few injuries in the past that has kept him off of the field. Would he be able to stay healthy for a whole season?
When he is on the field, he is an immediate impact. He has the potential to be elite going into the draft. He runs like Adrian Peterson or Marshawn Lynch and everyone would love to have that type of talent on their roster. Will he reach that potential and will he be on the field to show off those skills?
Imagine the Chargers offense with Philip Rivers throwing the ball and Marshawn Lynch or Adrian Peterson running the ball. That is what dreams are made of and the Chargers would be hoping that is what they would be getting when they make that selection.
Will the Chargerstake the risk?
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