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A Two-Round Mock Where The Chargers Fix Their Secondary (and Clemson Pro Day Notes)

The Chargers’ Secondary Has Been A Point of Contention For Years, is This The Fix?

NCAA Football: Fiesta Bowl-Ohio State vs Clemson Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, Kyle Posey reviewed a 4 Round Mock on Today, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller posted the newest edition of his Scouting Notebook. Included in the long time scouts most up-to-date notes include his overview of Clemson’s Pro Day, including some thoughts on potential Chargers first round target, WR Mike Williams. Williams, whose potential fit within the Chargers receiving corps has a fair share of intrigue about it, has a pretty successful Pro Day, all things considered.

More tantalizing than that, arguably, is Miller’s complete two round mock. Along with a very big surprise at pick #2, Miller has the Chargers slated to select defensive back prospects in back to back rounds:

  • Marshon Lattimore (CB) of Ohio State at Pick #7
  • Budda Baker (S) of Washington at Pick #38

It’s interesting to consider the secondary being worthy of (necessitating?) two premium round picks in light of the current roster. In terms of moves made this offseason pertaining to the secondary, the Chargers released CB Brandon Flowers and (to some people’s consternation) awarded S Jahleel Addae a new 4 year contract.

With Jason Verrett’s health being a perennial issue and the question of whether Casey Heyward can be counted on to repeat his stellar 2016 season (and the less said about Craig Mager, the better), it does raise an interesting point. Perhaps the Chargers, possessing a relatively deep cast at defensive line and the linebacking corps, should look to upgrade a position group somewhere in the middle of the team’s positional corps in terms of total strength.

(Last caveat, especially for the “you need to fix the offensive line” folks - At least consider what players are available at #7 and #38 with regards to Matt’s mock before going on a tirade)

So how about the players in question? Are they exceptionally talented? You can consult Kyle Posey’s articles on both players (Budda Baker here, Marshon Lattimore here) to find out in greater detail.

Or just peep his tweet:

So what do you all think? Would the strategy of beefing up a position corps and turning it into a real strength be wise given the talent available in the first 50-odd picks of this draft? Should the team pen in Verrett and Heyward and leave the CB situation largely unaddressed? Should Craig Mager be given a chance at slot corner? (Please God, no)

Let us know!