Sunday, March 30, 2014
Morning links: Cornerbacks to consider
By Eric D. Williams
Good morning. I’m heading on vacation for a week beginning on Monday. However, I have scheduled some posts to appear this week evaluating the San Diego Chargers top young players, along with a look at the team’s top positional needs heading into the draft.
In this ESPN Insider piece, ESPN draft gurus Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay review the top linebacker and defensive back prospects in this year’s draft.
Kiper ranks Justin Gilbert, Darqueze Dennard, Jason Verrett, Kyle Fuller and Bradley Roby in his top five corners available in this year’s draft.
McShay likes Dennard as the top corner, followed by Gilbert, Roby, Fuller and Verrett.
With the Chargers’ obvious need at cornerback, I don’t think the team could go wrong with any of these five players in the first round.
Kiper points to Maine cornerback Kendall James as a sleeper Day 3 selection, while McShay likes Montana outside linebacker Jordie Tripp.
ESPN fantasy football expert Matthew Berry places eight Chargers in his top 200 players for 2014, including Keenan Allen , Ryan Mathews , Philip Rivers  Danny Woodhead , Donald Brown , Antonio Gates , Ladarius Green  and Nick Novak .