LSU DE Tyson Jackson
Helmets with the pick...
Anyone who is making the huge plays for the Chargers, is getting pretty old, or has at least spent 4 or 5 years in the NFL. They really need to get some fresh talent, especially on defense. I wanted to take an offensive lineman here but with Oher gone I felt that Britton and Beatty were too much of a reach. Everyone says they are going to take a RB, but they have running backs. With the Chargers renegotiating LT’s contract, and bringing him back, they can focus this pick on the defensive side of the ball.
What we learned about the Chargers this year, is there defense is a one man wrecking crew and when Shawne Merriman doesn’t play the defense suffers extremely. AJ Smith said, "I believe defense wins championships. I've said that a number of years and I'll never deviate from it. But we have to find out how to stop passing assaults on this football team. We've gotta get off the field." The return of Shawne Merriman should help immensely, but they could use some work up front now that Igor Olshansky is in Dallas.
Tyson Jackson is one of those tailor-made 3-4 DE players who should start from day one. He’s got the size, strength, and experience that GM AJ Smith will love. Jackson is one of the best 3-4 DE prospect in the draft and would be a great fit in San Diego. He is not a great pass rusher but is an excellent fit as a DE where he can occupy blockers and push the pocket. Drafting Jackson and the return of Shawne Merriman, the Chargers defense will be vastly improved.
Previous pick: CB Malcolm Jenkins
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On the clock: New York Jets (NJChief)
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With Olshanksky leaving, I like this pick. I had to read up on Jackson because I didn't know much about him and he seems to be the best DE available.
|1||Detroit Lions - UCrawford||LB Aaron Curry||Weds. March 10th|
|2||St. Louis Rams - Lanier63||OT Jason Smith||Monday, March 16th|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88||OT Eugene Monroe||Monday, March 16th|
|4||Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel||DT B.J. Raji||Tuesday, March 17th|
|5||Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway||WR Michael Crabtree||Tuesday, March 17th|
|6||Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic||OT Andre Smith||Weds., March 18th|
|7||Oakland Raiders - mushin||WR Jeremy Maclin||Weds., March 18th|
|8||Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns||WR Percy Harvin||Thursday, March 19th|
|9||Green Bay Packers - JasonM||
DE/OLB Everette Brown
||Thursday, March 19th|
|10||San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch||QB Matt Stafford||Friday, March 20th|
|11||Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread||LB Rey Maualuga||Friday, March 20th|
|12||Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose||DE Brian Orakpo||Monday, March 23rd|
|13||Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade||T Michael Oher||Monday, March 23rd|
|14||New Orleans Saints - cmpotter||CB Vontae Davis||Tuesday, March 24th|
|15||Houston Texans - ChiefsDude||CB Malcolm Jenkins||Tuesday, March 24th|
|16||San Diego Chargers - Helmets||DE Tyson Jackson
||Weds., March 25th|
|17||New York Jets - NJChief||Weds., March 25th|
|18||Chicago Bears - Holmeslice||Thursday, March 26th|
|19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory||Thursday, March 26th|
|20||Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford||Friday, March 27th|
|21||Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717||Friday, March 27th|
|22||Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56||Monday, March 30th|
|23||New England Patriots - connerman||Monday, March 30th|
|24||Atlanta Falcons - RedNose||Tuesday, March 31st|
|25||Miami Dolphins - shraggyj||Tuesday, March 31st|
|26||Baltimore Ravens - Ben S||Weds., April 1st|
|27||Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary||Weds., April 1st|
|28||Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717||Thursday, April 2nd|
|29||New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s||Thursday, April 2nd|
|30||Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99||Friday, April 3rd|
|31||Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH||Friday, April 3rd|
|32||Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33||Monday, April 6th|