2011 NFL Mock Draft: San Diego Chargers 7-Round Projections

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2011 NFL Mock Draft: San Diego Chargers 7-Round Projections
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With the 2011 NFL draft less than three weeks away, mock drafts around the football world are beginning to take fans beyond the first two rounds.

While it is never easy to predict exactly how a team will execute its draft until the big day is actually upon us, it is fun to speculate about what possibilities may happen.

I don't think any Chargers fan could have possibly foreseen the move that was made by general manager A.J. Smith during the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. Smith jumped 16 spots to select running back Ryan Mathews with the 12th overall pick.

Could we see Smith work some draft-day trade magic this year? I sure hope so, especially with some of the holes the Chargers need to fill.

The Chargers have seven selections in this year's draft and are sitting pretty with three selections within the first two rounds.

While I took a very broad approach in creating this mock for the Chargers, I tried to narrow it down to the players who I felt could make an impact. The Chargers need to fill holes at DE, DT, OLB, ILB, RT, WR, CB and FS.

It will be very interesting to see how things will continue to unfold as we get closer to the start of the draft on April 28.

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