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2012 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft - San Diego Chargers

Picks 1 through 17 are in the books.

  1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB Stanford
  2. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III, QB Baylor
  3. Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil, OT USC
  4. Cleveland Browns - Trent Richardson, RB Alabama
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Morris Claiborne, CB LSU
  6. St. Louis Rams - Justin Blackmon, WR Oklahoma State
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Michael Floyd, WR Notre Dame
  8. Miami Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill, QB Texas A&M
  9. Carolina Panthers - Quinton Coples, DE North Carolina
  10. Buffalo Bills - Riley Reiff, OT Iowa
  11. Kansas City Chiefs - David DeCastro, OG Stanford
  12. Seattle Seahawks - Luke Kuechly, LB Boston College
  13. Arizona Cardinals - Jonathan Martin, OT Stanford
  14. Dallas Cowboys - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Alabama
  15. Philadelphia Eagles - Fletcher Cox, DT Mississippi State
  16. New York Jets - Melvin Ingram, DE South Carolina
  17. Cincinnati Bengals - Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina

Now let's look at the Chargers. lists their needs as ...

2 OTs - they signed Jared Gaither, Brandon Dombrowski, and Mario Henderson

G -

Rush LB - they signed Jarrett Johnson

CB -

S - they signed Atari Bigby

DE depth - they resigned Luis Castillo

WR - they signed Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal, and Roscoe Parrish

C - they resigned Nick Hardwick

So who should they select?

I think the top ranked player is Courtney Upshaw and he definitely would fit in San Diego.

Next you have Mark Barron who I think would be the best pick here. Bigby is hurt too often and signed a two year mainly incentive based contract. There is no telling if he will stay healthy.

Next you have Cordy Glenn who is a beast and would fill their need at guard and he also can step in at left tackle if necessary. So he may have higher value than Barron. But the safety class is weak which could push safeties up the boards. They still could get a guard in round two or three.

Next you have Kendall Wright. Would he fit in San Diego after they signed all these free agents?

Next you have Jonathan Martin who needs no explanation.

Then you have Janoris Jenkins and Dont'a Hightower.

This will be a tough choice for the Chargers.

Courtney Upshaw

Courtney Upshaw NFL Draft Analysis - 2010 Season (via TMBDraft)

Mark Barron

Mark Barron 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)

Cordy Glenn

Cordy Glenn NFL Draft Analysis - Boise State (2011 Season) (via TMBDraft)

Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin vs Arizona "Brooks Reed" (via JMPasq)

Janoris Jenkins

Janoris Jenkins Highlights 2011 (UNA) (via DJYUNGKOOZIE)