Thursday, March 13, 2014
Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Chargers
By Eric D. Williams
In his latest mock draft , ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has the San Diego Chargers selecting Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby with the No. 25 overall pick.
Roby no doubt fills a need for the Chargers, who have just one cornerback (Shareece Wright) with NFL regular-season starting experience currently on the roster. Kiper had Roby pegged for the Chargers in his first mock draft. After a so-so performance by Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson at the NFL scouting combine, Roby moves back to No. 25 for San Diego.
Kiper had Roberson going to the Chargers in his second mock draft, but the Florida product fell out of the first round in Kiper's latest mock draft.
At 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds, Roby is athletic, running a 4.39-second 40-yard dash and posting a 38.5-inch vertical jump. Roby also is versatile, with the ability to play on the perimeter or match up inside against slot receivers. Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano likes players who can move around the field and play different positions.