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And with the #16 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers Select...


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

Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

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.

Pick Round 1 Selection Date
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

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