We’ve all got one. While we all like to gab and gab about which prospects will go in the first and who has the most-realistic mock drafts, most draft fanatics and NFL fans also have “their guys” which usually means a irrational fandom of a single prospect you’d kill for if it meant your favorite team drafts him.
Today, I want to hear those players for all of you.
For me, I have to go with my Iowa bias. I would kill to see defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon in the powder blue and gold.
A consensus All-American and the Big Ten’s Defensive Lineman of the Year, Nixon is an uber-athletic lineman who plays with a tremendous motor. He was so much fun to watch this past season and I believe he’d quickly become a fan-favorite with the Bolts.
In eight games this past year, Nixon recorded 5.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles-for-loss, and an amazing pick-six that displayed his elite athleticism. It’s a pipe dream, but it’s my dream, nonetheless.
Now for today’s links.
Brandon Staley recently discussed the team’s offseason moves and other topics with Chris Hayre (Chargers.com)
Best of “Dear Jackboyz” Season 2 (Chargers.com)
La Tech DT Milton Williams would be a dynamic addition to the Bolts’ defensive line (Chargers Wire)
The Chargers reinvent the defense with this new mock (Bolt Beat)
Todd McShay splits his top prospects into tiers heading into this year’s draft (ESPN)
Bucs CB Carlton Davis apologizes for using an anti-Asian slur unknowingly (ESPN)
The NFL is attempting to vote on expanding penalties for blocking below the waist (Pro Football Talk)
Ranking the top-five prospects ever selected at No. 24 (CBS Sports)
Adam Rank discusses what each team SHOULD do on draft night, not what we can expect them to do (NFL.com)
Ohio State’s head coach calls criticism of Justin Fields “reckless” (NFL.com)