Another Friday and another chance to play pretend. Let the mocking begin:
|Round 1||Rahim Moore||S||UCLA||After mulling Moore over for a bit, it no longer seems like he's going in the 2nd round. Mel Kiper has him in his top 25 and others seem him going in the 1st. I think I like him enough to reach a bit and grab him here. Or, even trade down a couple picks.|
|Round 2.1||Brooks Reed
||OLB||Arizona||Reed is a high motor guy who play DE for the Wildcats. He can make the move to OLB in the pros and I think he'll be a very disruptive force. For those Clay Matthews lovers out there, he can probably do a good impersonation with his size, speed, hair and effort level.
|Round 2.2||Leonard Hankerson||WR||Miami||I still like Hankerson and there's still a possibility he hangs around this long. It's a matter of taste with WRs since all the ones after A.J. Green and Julio Jones have different pluses and minuses. So, it just depends on everyone in front of the Chargers liking other guys more.
|Round 3.1||Jacquizz Rodgers
||Last time I went with Clemson's Marcus Gilchrist who is a CB prospect and a speedy kick returner. This time I'll go in a slightly different direction and pick Rodgers. There are also a few other similarly small and speedy RBs that can return kicks in Derrick Locke and Kendall Hunter.
||ILB||Michigan St.||I really like this spot in the draft to address depth at ILB. Jones is another of the top ILBs in the draft (there aren't any highly touted ILBs, so the 3rd round probably gets you the 2nd-4th best ILB prospects) like Nate Irving who I picked here last time. Jones was the leader of his defense and has the versatility to play in coverage and attack the line of scrimmage.
|Round 6||Nathan Enderle
||I liked my last mock where I targeted a RB with this spot, but I took one in the 3rd already. Looking at the potential 6th rounders and my earlier it's hard to see many of them making the roster, and I don't want a PS guy with this pick. So, I went with a clipboard holder. Enderle has good size. footwork, leadership and good enough arm strength. He'll needs to tighten up his throwing motion, do a lot of learning and stay healthy (injury issues in college).|
As I mentioned last time, the Chargers should also get some compensatory picks for losing Kassim Osgood and Brandon Manumaleuna, but those aren't known yet. The Chargers gave up their 4th and 5th round picks when they made draft day trades last year and dealt away their 7th round to acquire Patrick Crayton.