Reader’s Mock Draft – San Diego Chargers are On the Clock


November 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers (17) during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers are on the clock.  Hopefully, you’ve been following along every step of the way, but if you need to quickly catch up, here is where we are at the moment.  Even though the Titans just grabbed top Guard prospect Chance Warmack, there are still a lot of top prospects available including one of the top tackles, another top flight guard, a top WR prospect and virtually their choice of pass rushers or linebackers.

It seems like most teams around the top of draft are changing regimes.  GM AJ Smith and head coach Norv Turner have finally been ousted and new head coach Mike McCoy will try to build around Phillip Rivers.  Do they replace guard Louis Vazquez or add a left tackle?  Do they add a weapon on the outside for Rivers?  Do they re-load the defense?  Do they take the Manti Te’o plunge?

Team Needs

Offensive Tackle


Inside Linebacker

Pass Rusher

Wide Receiver

Top Prospects

Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina

Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame

Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU

Ziggy Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU

Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

Check our main Reader’s Mock Draft post for the results so far and bookmark that page to track the progress as we work our way towards the April 25th draft date.

Up next, the Miami Dolphins.

Editor’s Note: Guys, I totally screwed up and copied a poll that included Lane Johnson as available but he had been selected by the Arizona Cardinals a couple of picks earlier.  I have assigned runner up Jonathan Cooper as the Chargers’ selection. My apologies.