We start off the second half of our 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft with the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers have been the subject of some speculation this off-season centering around quarterback Philip Rivers, but they've been relatively quiet outside of that. There are a couple of different directions they can go with this selection, so let's see what General Manager MDFDisc did with their selection.
With the seventeenth pick in the 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers select. . .
D.J. Humphries, offensive lineman, University of Florida
How did MDFDisc come to this conclusion? Well, let's find out.
Chargers could go a few ways here at #17. There's been rumors out there saying the Chargers may go with a RB with their first pick, especially since they did not resign Ryan Mathews in the offseason. But their offensive line is probably their weakest area and without a solid OL, both a RB and QB struggle. Plus, starting RB's can be drafted in later rounds whereas the value of OT/G drops significantly after the first round. This could be one of those Cowboys/Manziel scenarios of last years draft. Go with Melvin Gordon, get the fanbase all fired up, sell a bunch of jerseys early, and just pray that the OL can keep the QB upright. Or go with the smart pick and strengthen the OL, help out your QB, and wait for a RB in the 2nd or 3rd round. I'm going with the next best available OT/G and select DJ Humphries from Florida.
Well, MDFDisc is right. . .the Chargers definitely could be in the market for a running back here, particularly if they keep Rivers around. But, he's also right in saying that this draft is very deep at the running back position, and so he has chosen to hold off. The Chargers had all sorts of issues along the offensive line this past season, and there certainly are some options at the position available to them. They've chosen Humphries, who is another of this wave of "tweener" offensive line prospect that could be slotted at either guard or tackle. He's made a bit of a move up the draft board in recent weeks, despite the fact that he started just 19 games for the Gators over his career. If he can stay healthy, he can probably step right in and start for San Diego as a rookie. I think Andrus Peat out of Stanford would have been a safer pick, but Humphries isn't a terrible pick either, in my opinion.
What do you think of this selection, folks?
|1||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||kwarren3||Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon|
|2||Tennessee Titans||BVB fan||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||n s||Leonard Williams, DT, Southern Cal|
|4||Oakland Raiders||DrivableGuide9||Dante Fowler, DE, Florida|
|5||Washington Redskins||tep4||Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson|
|6||New York Jets||cycloneallnightlong||Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State|
|7||Chicago Bears||lateefthetruthspeaker||Danny Shelton, DT, Washington|
|8||Atlanta Falcons||berg03||Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky|
|9||New York Giants||thecraphead||Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska|
|10||St. Louis Rams||VikesFanatic||La'el Collins, OL, LSU|
|11||Minnesota Vikings||e.vogel15||Marcus Peters, CB, Washington|
|12||Cleveland Browns||Wayne Joseph||Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia|
|13||New Orleans Saints||Austin Blanch||Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa|
|14||Miami Dolphins||SkolChad||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|15||San Francisco 49ers||Malte||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|16||Houston Texans||Vikes4lyfe||Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (FL)|
|17||San Diego Chargers||MDFDisc||D.J. Humphries, OL, Florida|
|18||Kansas City Chiefs||Zach_The_Gamecock|
|19||Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo)||Wayne Joseph|
|22||Pittsburgh Steelers||Typically Lazy|
|30||Green Bay Packers||CCHOF5yearstoolate|
|31||New Orleans Saints (from Seattle)||Austin Blanch|
|32||New England Patriots||raging_cloner|