2014 NFL mock draft: CB Kyle Fuller to San Diego Chargers with 25th pick

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With the 25th pick in the 2014 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, San Diego Chargers GM TheDudeAbides007 selects...

Despite limping into the playoffs and getting an upset win over the Bengals, the Chargers ultimately fell to their division rival Denver. The team achieved this with a resurgence of Philip Rivers and the offense. The San Diego offense was, once again, the strong point of the team. This selection is determined the same way that most draft decisions are made - need versus value.

To challenge for the division title, San Diego must counter the Denver Broncos strong passing attack. Ranking 29th in passing defense, the Bolts weakness is glaring. San Diego could use any star player on defense outside of free safety. Cornerback, pass rusher, and nose tackle take the highest priority. Having said that, the best player left on the board is inside linebacker .J. Mosley. While ILB is not one of the team's top needs, the best player available must be considered.

The Bengals just picked Kony Ealy, so any of the remaining pass rushers would be considered a reach. The same could be said for the top remaining nose tackle prospects Ra'Shede Hageman and Louis Nix. Cornerback Bradley Roby's stock took a hit recently with his guilty plea to OVI. Kyle Fuller is also available, and offers a quality player at a position of need.

Mosley, Hageman, Nix, Roby, and Fuller round out the prospects being considered, but this decision comes down to taking the best available player or drafting for need. All things considered, the Chargers select ...

Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller

Fuller has good size at 6' and 190 pounds.  Fuller provides scheme versatility because he can play zone and off man coverage, as well as having good route recognition and ball skills.  He gives the Chargers a cornerback that will fit the current defense well and provides potential for growth.

  1. Houston Texans (kuchiefs13) - South Carolina DE / LB Jadeveon Clowney
  2. St. Louis Rams (chiefsman7588) - Auburn OT Greg Robinson
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars (Steve The Hedge) - Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater
  4. Cleveland Browns (NigerianNightmare) - Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
  5. Oakland Raiders (seein'red) - Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
  6. Atlanta Falcons (chiefstruelove) - Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (kswanson) - North Carolina TE Eric Ebron
  8. Minnesota Vikings (kcsno56) - Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack
  9. Buffalo Bills (Aesthist) - Central Florida QB Blake Bortles
  10. Detroit Lions (BuckTheFroncos) - Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert
  11. Tennessee Titans (mrchiefs101) - Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
  12. New York Giants (Akr_baby) - Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald
  13. St. Louis Rams (chiefsman7588) - Louisville S Calvin Pryor
  14. Chicago Bears (Ben Mitchum) - Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers (SacramentoDrew) - Texas A&M LT Jake Matthews
  16. Dallas Cowboys (LocoGonzo) - Florida State DT Timmy Jernigan
  17. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Michigan OT Taylor Lewan
  18. New York Jets (Kdub64) - Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks
  19. Miami Dolphins (SayHeyWerd) - Notre Dame OT/G Zack Martin
  20. Arizona Cardinals (Koopaztown) - Auburn DE Dee Ford
  21. Green Bay Packers (kaiser1118) - UCLA LB Anthony Barr
  22. Philadelphia Eagles (Matt in KC) - LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr.
  23. Kansas City Chiefs (R2J) - USC WR Marqise Lee
  24. Cincinnati Bengals (Robert Mayes) - Mizzou DE Kony Ealy
  25. San Diego Chargers (TheDudeAbides007) - Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller
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