San Diego Chargers Mock Draft: B/R Community Top 100 and 7-Round Results

Marcelo Villa@@_marcelovillaFeatured Columnist IIIApril 27, 2015

San Diego Chargers Mock Draft: B/R Community Top 100 and 7-Round Results

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    If you've ever wondered what it might feel like to play general manager on draft night, this is right up your alley.

    All 32 NFL teams were represented by a draft correspondent in the Bleacher Report community mock draft. And for simplicity's sake, no trades were allowed, so don't count on the San Diego Chargers trading Philip Rivers for the second overall pick—it ain't happening. Also, only the top 100 slots were filled. Each correspondent completed Rounds 4-7 on his own, making realistic guesses based on what unfolded in the first three rounds.

    Could this be the route for San Diego when Thursday evening rolls around? We'll find out soon enough. In the meantime, lay out your own picks in the comments section so we can discuss.

Round 1

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    PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
    1BuccaneersJameis WinstonQBFlorida State
    2TitansMarcus MariotaQBOregon
    3JaguarsDante Fowler Jr.DEFlorida
    4RaidersLeonard WilliamsDTUSC
    5RedskinsBrandon ScherffOLIowa
    6JetsVic BeasleyOLBClemson
    7BearsAmari CooperWRAlabama
    8FalconsBud DupreeDEKentucky
    9GiantsKevin WhiteWRWest Virginia
    10RamsAndrus PeatOTStanford
    11VikingsMarcus PetersCBWashington
    12BrownsDeVante ParkerWRLouisville
    13SaintsShane RayDEMissouri
    14DolphinsLa'el CollinsOLLSU
    1549ersTrae WaynesCBMichigan State
    16TexansBreshad PerrimanWRUCF
    17ChargersDanny SheltonDTWashington
    18ChiefsRandy GregoryLBNebraska
    19BrownsTodd GurleyRBGeorgia
    20EaglesJake FisherOLOregon
    21BengalsLandon CollinsSAlabama
    22SteelersKevin JohnsonCBWake Forest
    23LionsMalcom BrownDTTexas
    24CardinalsCameron ErvingOCFlorida State
    25PanthersEreck FlowersOTMiami (FL)
    26RavensJaelen StrongWRArizona State
    27CowboysByron JonesCBConnecticut
    28BroncosT.J. Clemmings OTPittsburgh 
    29ColtsArik ArmsteadDE Oregon 
    30PackersOwamagbe OdighizuwaOLB UCLA 
    31SaintsEric KendricksLB UCLA 
    32PatriotsMelvin GordonRB Wisconsin 

    Pick No. 17: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

    Most, if not all, of the draft pundits out there have San Diego taking a running back in the first round for obvious reasons. Ryan Mathews is no longer a Charger, and the trio of Danny Woodhead, Branden Oliver and Donald Brown isn't likely to top the league in rushing next season. Gurley or Gordon seemed like the most logical choice, but plans changed when Shelton fell into San Diego's range at 17.

    The Chargers defense was one of the worst against the run in 2014, giving up 4.5 yards per carry in 2014, and Shelton carries with him the title of most dominant run-stuffer in this draft class, per Lance Zierlein and Chad Reuter of NFL.com.

    At 339 pounds, he isn't easily moved off the line of scrimmage and often requires more than one blocker to clear him of running lanes. By the same token, he has the strength to drive offensive linemen back and collapse the pocket on passing downs. Considering he isn't even supposed to available at this point, Shelton would by a Day 1 steal.

Round 2

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    PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
    33TitansJalen CollinsCBLSU
    34BuccaneersTy SambrailoOLColorado State
    35RaidersNelson AgholorWRUSC
    36JaguarsDorial Green-BeckhamWROklahoma
    37JetsLaken TomlinsonOGDuke
    38RedskinsAmeer AbdullahRBNebraska
    39BearsEli HaroldOLBVirginia
    40GiantsDamarious RandallSArizona State
    41RamsD.J. HumphriesOLFlorida
    42FalconsEric RoweSUtah
    43BrownsDonovan SmithOTPenn State
    44SaintsPhillip DorsettWRMiami (FL)
    45VikingsStephone AnthonyLBClemson
    4649ersPreston SmithDEMississippi State
    47DolphinsDevin FunchessWR/TEMichigan
    48ChargersTevin ColemanRBIndiana
    49ChiefsEddie GoldmanDLFlorida State
    50BillsA.J. CannOGSouth Carolina
    51TexansBenardrick McKinneyOLBMississippi State
    52EaglesDevin SmithWROhio State
    53BengalsMaxx WilliamsTEMinnesota
    54LionsDuke JohnsonRBMiami (FL)
    55CardinalsRonald DarbyCBFlorida State
    56SteelersNate OrchardDE/LBUtah
    57PanthersJay AjayiRBBoise State
    58RavensClive WalfordTEMiami (FL)
    59BroncosGrady JarrettDTClemson
    60CowboysTJ YeldonRBAlabama
    61ColtsPaul DawsonLB TCU
    62PackersP.J. WilliamsCBFlorida State
    63SeahawksCarl DavisDL Iowa
    64PatriotsTre' JacksonOG Florida State

    Pick No. 48: Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana

    After passing on a running back in Round 1, the Chargers should strongly consider one at the start of Day 2. Gurley and Gordon were scooped up the day before, but San Diego can still acquire a feature back among the second-tier prospects.

    If you haven't read "Tevin Coleman's 1,200 Yards of Pain: Breaking Records with a Broken Footby Bleacher Report NFL National Lead Writer Mike Tanier, do so now. Coleman's threshold for pain speaks volumes of his toughness and competitive nature on the field. Combine that with killer speed and good size (5'11", 206 lbs) and presto—you have the model workhorse for San Diego's backfield.

Round 3

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    PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
    65BuccaneersRashad GreeneWRFlorida State
    66TitansCedric OgbuehiOTTexas A&M
    67JaguarsJeremy LangfordRBMichigan State
    68RaidersAli MarpetOGHobart College
    69RedskinsDanielle HunterDELSU
    70JetsTre McBrideWRWilliam & Mary
    71BearsJaquiski TarttSSamford
    72RamsSammie CoatesWRAuburn
    73FalconsMitch MorseOGMissouri
    74GiantsRob HavensteinOTWisconsin
    75SaintsD'Joun SmithCBFlorida Atlantic
    76VikingsShaq ThompsonOLBWashington 
    77BrownsJordan Phillips DT Oklahoma 
    78SaintsJohn Miller OG Louisville 
    7949ersDenzel Perryman ILB Miami (FL) 
    80ChiefsTyler Lockett WR Kansas State 
    81BillsBryce Petty QB Baylor 
    82TexansDoran Grant CB Ohio State 
    83ChargersHau'oli Kikaha OLB Washington 
    84EaglesQuinten Rollins CB Miami (OH) 
    85BengalsZa'Darius Smith DE Kentucky 
    86CardinalsDavid Cobb RB Minnesota 
    87SteelersJeff Heuerman TE Ohio State 
    88LionsJosh Shaw CB USC 
    89PanthersMichael Bennett DT Ohio State 
    90RavensDerron Smith SS Fresno State 
    91CowboysTrey Flowers DE Arkansas 
    92BroncosHenry AndersonDEStanford 
    93ColtsMike Davis RB South Carolina 
    94PackersBrett Hundley QB UCLA 
    95SeahawksAlex CarterCB Stanford
    96PatriotsKenny Bell WR Nebraska 
    97PatriotsIfo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon 
    98ChiefsSenquez Golson CB Ole Miss 
    99BengalsSteven Nelson CB Oregon State 
    *100TitansNick O'LearyTE Florida State 

    * First pick of the fourth round

    Pick No. 83: Hau'oli Kikaha, OLB, Washington

    Among San Diego's top needs is edge-rusher, after the team lost Jarret Johnson (retired) and Dwight Freeney (free agent) in the offseason. Fourth-year pro Melvin Ingram headlines an inexperienced group entering next season consisting of last year's second-round pick Jeremiah Attaochu and third-year man Tourek Williams, a sixth-round pick in 2013. Adding to that mix, San Diego picks up Hau'oli Kikaha, the nation's sacks leader in 2014 with 19, in the third round.

    Kikaha has been hugely productive for the Huskies with 32 sacks over the past two seasons, so why then has he fallen this far back in the draft? Injuries—he tore the ACL in his left knee twice in the course of a year (September 2011 to August 2012). Some teams will exclude him from their draft board altogether, but the Chargers shouldn't be one of them. Kikaha's knee has held up just fine since his last surgery, and he is too gifted as a pass-rusher for San Diego to ignore.

Round 4

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    Pick No. 117: Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State

    The second batch of quarterbacks started to come off the board as early as Round 3 with Buffalo selecting Bryce Petty and Green Bay opting for Brett Hundley. That leaves Garrett Grayson and Sean Mannion as the next available prospects.

    Mannion appears to have a slight edge over his counterpart, having led a pro-style offense the past four years under Mike Riley at Oregon State. The Chargers insist Philip Rivers is their quarterback at least until his contract expires in 2016—GM Tom Telesco echoed that statement repeatedly during a predraft press conference last week, which is available on Chargers.com. After that, who knows? The time to start grooming a successor begins now with Mannion.

Round 5

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    Pick No. 153: Daryl Williams, OT, Oklahoma

    The Chargers have questions on the right side of the offensive line, with Johnnie Troutman at guard and D.J. Fluker at tackle. Pro Football Focus rated Troutman well below his peers, while Fluker has become somewhat of a liability in pass protection.

    There was chatter San Diego might kick Fluker inside, but Telesco deterred those rumors at the combine, telling media the plan is to keep the former 11th overall pick at tackle, as ESPN.com's Eric Williams discussed in a February blog post.

    Daryl Williams is a former three-year starter at right tackle for Oklahoma, but he may be better-suited to play guard in the NFL, given his run-blocking prowess. San Diego can ill-afford to stick with the same combo on the right side as last season; it clearly didn't work—Rivers was sacked 36 times in 2014 and suffered chest, rib and back injuries.

Round 6

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    Pick No. 192: Devante Davis, WR, UNLV

    Malcom Floyd is getting older, and when he does retire, the Chargers will need a big target to replace him. Davis is 6'3" and 220 pounds with decent, but not great leaping ability (35 ½-inch vertical jump at the combine). He doesn't have elite speed either, but that didn't hamper his ability to get past defenders and make big plays down the sideline. Davis averaged 17.6 yards per catch in 2014 and 14.8 yards the year before.

    On tape, he demonstrates a high level of body control when turning his shoulders to the quarterback, and he pairs that with exceptional tracking skills. Most, if not all, of his highlight grabs came on fades, curls and comeback routes. He'll need to work on expanding his route tree at the next level, but it's a good base for now.

    Player combine performances and measurements courtesy of NFL.com.

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