NFL Mock Draft 2011: The San Diego Chargers Take More Defense in 2nd Round
Martez Wilson Is The Chargers Second Pick
The San Diego Chargers are a hard team to mock draft for because of their needs versus what is available when they draft. Add to this no glaring holes (other than special teams), and you have a crapshoot.
Between free agency and performance issues, the Chargers do have some needs on their defensive line.
Martez Wilson becomes a good value pick for the Chargers in the second round and becomes insurance at the very least in case the team gets hit hard in free agency once normal business resumes.
Kevin Burnett, Stephen Cooper and Brandon Siler all are free agents, and the Chargers may not be able to keep all three guys.
I know a lot of the talking heads keep promoting the draft as the “only” way teams can add players this offseason, but it ignores the fact there is no way the 2011 season will begin without some kind of free agency period.
Since the players want all players to be free agents all the time, for the 2011 season to begin in some way, shape, or form without a free agency period is kind of stupid.
While the draft may be the only “official” way to add players at the moment, assuming there will be no free agency of any kind is a very short-sighted view of the overall labor situation.
|33. New England Patriots: Benjamin Ijalana
34. Buffalo Bills: Colin Kaepernick
35. Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Mallett
36. Denver Broncos: Jimmy Smith
|49. Jacksonville Jaguars: Marvin Austin|
50. San Diego Chargers: Martez Wilson
51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Allen Bailey
52. New York Giants: Danny Watkins
|37. Cleveland Browns: Randall Cobb
38. Arizona Cardinals: Kyle Rudolph
39. Tennessee Titans: Stefan Wisniewski
40. Dallas Cowboys: Rahim Moore
|53. Indianapolis Colts: Titus Young|
54. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Burton
55. Kansas City Chiefs: Jonathan Baldwin
56. New Orleans Saints: Davon House
|41. Washington Redskins: Christian Ponder
42. Houston Texans: Brandon Harris
43. Minnesota Vikings: Jabaal Sheard
44. Detroit Lions: Bruce Carter
|57. Seattle Seahawks: RIcki Stanzi|
58. Baltimore Ravens: Rodney Hudson
59. Atlanta Falcons: Leonard Hankerson
60. New England Patriots: Mikel LeShoure
|45. San Francisco 49ers: Phil Taylor
46. Denver Broncos: Sam Acho
47. St. Louis Rams: Ryan Williams
48. Oakland Raiders: Ras-I-Dowling
|61. San Diego Chargers: Mason Foster|
62. Chicago Bears: Jurrell Casey
63. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Sash
64. Green Bay Packers: Marcus Cannon
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