Thursday, March 6, 2014
McShay Mock 3.0: Chargers
By Matt Williamson
Todd McShay’s third 2014 NFL mock draft is out on ESPN Insider today.
Cornerback is a huge need for the San Diego Chargers and McShay had them selecting Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy in his second mock. There should be several quality cornerbacks to pick from at this point of the draft, and it seems like a logical position for San Diego to address at No. 25.
This defense could use work at almost any position besides inside linebacker, and passing on a quality defensive prospect wouldn’t be prudent for the Chargers. Wide receiver is also an option, and in a deep receiver class, there should be several attractive wideouts at this stage in the first round. This roster isn’t as strong as their draft position would indicate.
The Chargers are another team in need of 3-4 outside linebackers, but the supply is not there at this point in the first round. Cornerback is another need, and Verrett would be a great fit here, with his excellent speed, quickness and ball skills. He is lacking in size, but he plays big enough that I don't think it should be that big of a concern. San Diego can grab a pass-rusher and offensive guard in middle rounds.