Chargers Mock Drafts

LA Chargers mock draft: Trading down from the 13th pick

Trey Smith #73 of the Tennessee Volunteers (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Trey Smith #73 of the Tennessee Volunteers (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 118th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Charles Snowden, LB, Virginia

Admittedly, the LA Chargers should probably pick a center either with this selection or the previous selection. However, I have picked Drake Jackson right around here so many times that I wanted to switch it up and assume the team gets a center in free agency.

Instead, I went with Charles Snowden, who is a really intriguing inside linebacker. Snowden would essentially replace Denzel Perryman’s spot in the defense (albeit with less playing time) and could really make the linebacker room deeper.

Kyzir White is okay but has shown some serious holes at times and the intangibles of Snowden are hard to pass on. Snowden is an incredible athlete, coming in at six-foot-seven with lengthy arms.

Snowden has a huge tackle radius and while there certainly are holes in his game and he may get worked by an NFL tight end, his potential as a hybrid ILB/OLB is really intriguing.

With the 124th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Keith Taylor, CB, Washington

The LA Chargers reunite the Washington cornerback by taking Keith Taylor with the second pick in the fourth round. Taylor falls on most big boards because of his lack of production but he has showcased really solid coverage skills, especially recently at the Senior Bowl.

Taylor was one of the biggest winners that our own Steven Haglund outlined over at LA Football Network.

Taylor is an outside corner through and through and has the size of an NFL corner, standing in at six-foot-three.

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