Predicting The Chargers Draft: Be The GM, 2nd Round



In our continuing Be The GM Series, today we move to the Chargers' second round draft pick (number 50 overall). The mock draft from WalterFootball.com will again guide us into the second round. I like Walter's mock draft because I think it accurately reflects a run on defensive players in the first round, and also identifies Muhammad Wilkerson as the Chargers' first round pick.

So we can enter Wilkerson at defensive end on the board as the Chargers first round pick and move on to see what happens into the second round. (Note: To predict the Chargers pick at #50, we have to know which other 49 players are no longer available. Understandably, that is a long list, as seen below. Feel free to scroll down to the bottom of the list to see which top-ranked players are available for the Chargers).

1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert QB

2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus DT

3. Buffalo Bills: Cam Newton QB

4. Cincinatti Bengals: AJ Green WR

5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller DE/OLB

6. Cleveland Browns: Patrick Peterson CB

7. San Francisco 49ers: Prince Amukamara CB

8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley DT

9. Dallas Cowboys: JJ Watt DE

10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones WR

11. Houston Texans: Robert Quinn DE/OLB

12. Minnesota Vikings: Da'Quan Bowers DE

13. Detroit Lions: Tyron Smith OT

14. St Louis Rams: Aldon Smith DE

15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram RB

16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan DE

17. New England Patriots: Cameron Jordan DE

18. San Diego Chargers: MUHAMMAD WILKERSON DE

19. New York Giants: Anthony Castonzo OT

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn DE

21. Kansas City Chiefs: Phil Taylor NT

22. Indianapolis Colts: Nate Solder OT

23: Philadelphia Eagles: Gabe Carimi OT

24. New Orleans Saints: Brooks Reed DE

25. Seattle Seahawks: Jimmy Smith CB

26. Baltimore Ravens: Derek Sherrod OT

27. Atlanta Falcons: Justin Houston DE

28. New England Patriots: Mike Pouncey G

29. Chicago Bears: Corey Liuget DT

30. New York Jets: Akeem Ayers DE/OLB

31: Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Williams CB/FS

32: Green Bay Packers: Cameron Heyward DE

2nd ROUND

33. New England Patriots: Mikel Leshoure RB

34. Buffalo Bills: Kyle Rudolph TE

35. Cincinatti Bengals: Christian Ponder QB

36. Denver Broncos: Benjamin Ijalana OT

37. Cleveland Browns: Torrey Smith WR

38. Arizona Cardinals: Marcus Cannon G

39. Tennessee Titans: Ryan Mallett QB

40. Dallas Cowboys: Brandon Harris CB

41. Washington Redskins: Andy Dalton QB

42. Houston Texans: Stephan Paea NT

43. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker QB

44. Detroit Lions: Martez Wilson ILB

45. San Francisco 49ers: Colin Kaepernick QB

46. Denver Broncos: Ryan Williams RB

47. St. Louis Rams: Leonard Hankerson WR

48. Oakland Raiders: Stefen Wisniewski C/G

49. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rahim Moore FS

50. San Diego Chargers: ???


With the Chargers on the clock in the 2nd round, we know a few things based on this draft scenario. First, the Chargers have filled a huge need at defensive end with the selection of Wilkerson. This leaves the Chargers with, arguably, needs at inside/outside linebacker, safety, wide receiver, and offensive tackle.


We also know that some good players are off the board, including ILB Wilson, FS Moore, and CB Harris. But as you move deeper into the draft, the talent level becomes less distinguishable. There are a lot of great options and many directions in which the Chargers can go. Wide receiver Jon Baldwin, Walter's prediction for the Chargers, is probably the best receiver on the board. I prefer to further solidify the Bolts defense, so S Tyler Sash, CB Davon House, OLB's Bruce Carter, Mason Foster, or Sam Acho could all be solid picks. Other possibilities include WR Leonard Hankerson, G/OT Orlando Franklin, or DE Christian Ballard if you are looking to build depth in the defensive line rotation.


If I'm the GM, I like OLB Bruce Carter here for the Chargers. He is very athletic and played extremely well on both defense and special teams for the Tarheels. If you are the GM, who are you selecting at #50 for the Chargers? Sound off below and join in the conversation.

April 4, 2011

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5 comments:

jjamesnaz said... Apr 4, 2011, 10:16:00 PM

I would go with Sam Acho with this pick and probably an ILB with the next pick. But I've heard that AJ is thinking about trading picks with the Patriots to get the 28th pick, so they might not even have the 50th pick

boltfan said... Apr 5, 2011, 7:08:00 AM

I would go o-line with this pick. Get rid of Clary!

Tlsm1 said... Apr 5, 2011, 10:16:00 PM

Marvin Austin from nc. He is a real beast and would solidify the do with Wilkerson for the next 8 to 10 years.

Aaronswg said... Apr 8, 2011, 10:13:00 PM

OI think you gotta go either Quan Studivant or Casey Mathews in order to bolster your Ilb situation. Cooper,Siler and Burnett are all fa's and that is definitely a potential gaping hole. I also like the idea of going Baldwin too. He's physical specimen and good receiver.

isaac said... Apr 9, 2011, 1:40:00 AM

im starting to look at other scenarios like trading back to the late 20's for a 2nd rd rd pk


1st RD
20's- Cameron Heyward DE

2nd RD
aquired 2nd rd pk-Bruce Carter -OLB- UNC and move him to ILB(athletic freak)
#50-Rahim Moore -FS- UCLA-great Value Here
#61-Joseph Barksdale-RT- LSU- good size run blocker

3rd RD
#82- Dantay Moch-OLB-Nevada- SPEED ran a 4.4 can you say passrusher!!!
#89-Ricardo Lockette-WR- Fort Valley St- Big strong fast WR from small school NEXT VJ?????

6RD
#183-Chad Spann- RB- NIU
#201-T.J. Yates-QB- UNC
personally I love his draft!

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