San Diego,CA- Last year I correctly predicted the Chargers would select Tackle D.J Fluker with the 11th Overall Pick in the NFL Draft. This year I believe the Chargers will select……….
Round 1: Morgan Moses OT Virginia
6-6 325 Pounds
Before everyone says I’m crazy, Tom Telesco worked in Indianapolis for years and they always took best player available. I believe there is a good chance that 4 of the top 5 corners will be gone by the time San Diego picks at 25, with only Bradley Roby still on the board. Roby could drop a lot, with some off the field issues. Another reason that I believe Morgan Moses could be the pick, is because King Dunlap, who played well when healthy, has major injury concerns with his concussions. King Dunlap will also be a free agent after the 2014 season. The Chargers need a future Left Tackle, and keeping Phillip Rivers a clean pocket is a priority. Moses has ideal length, is well-proportioned and shows good patience off the snap. Moses excels in pass blocking. He has movement skills, but the question is can he generate enough drive in the running game. Moses is more of a future pick, than reaching for a need.
Round 2: Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska
6-3 215 Pounds
The Chargers have needed secondary help for a couple of years. Stanley Jean-Baptiste has excellent height and length for the position. He has the size to matchup with Demaryius Thomas and Dwayne Bowe. He has a strong jam to reroute receivers in press coverage. He breaks quickly on short routes. He is a very solid player, who should start from day one.
Round 3: Martavis Bryant WR Clemson
6-4 200 Pounds
Martavis Bryant is a tall, lanky WR, who is a vertical threat. Bryant had 17 receptions of 20 yards plus in 2013. He is flexible and balanced with easy body control to adjust and use his length. Bryant reminds me of Malcom Floyd. Chargers need a deep threat while Keenan Allen and Antonio Gates will do short and intermediate routes. Bryant will need time to develop to be a complete WR, but can be an immediate threat on the long ball.
Round 4: Justin Ellis NT Louisiana Tech
6-2 342 Pounds
Justin Ellis is a large, wide body man who moves well. He attacks with momentum. Ellis clogs the middle to stuff the run with his strength. He is athletic enough to give a pass rush, by pushing lineman back. Ellis could be a reserve that evidentially could be a starter.
Round 5: Jordan Tripp OLB Montana
6-3 237 Pounds
The Chargers are in need for some OLB help, as Dwight Freeney and Jarrett Johnson are getting older. Jordan Tripp seems to always be around the ball. He recovered 10 fumbles over his career. Tripp should excel as a special teams player with his toughness.
Round 6: Storm Johnson RB Central Florida
6-0 215 Pounds
Storm Johnson is a natural runner. He has good instincts, with a good burst. Not the fastest, but fast enough to take it the distance. I believe he could be the steal of the draft. He has such great balance, always going forward and getting extra yards.
Round 7: Tre Boston Safety North Carolina
6-0 198 Pounds
Tre Boston has good athleticism. He is a physical, attacking run defender. Will be a special teams player that can give good depth.