2011 NFL Mock Draft: The San Diego Chargers Select...

With the eighteenth pick of the 2011 CSC Community Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers (represented by DrewBreesManCrush) select...

Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

It is surprising that a team that ranked #1 in the league in fewest yards allowed (271.6 per game) and #1 in yards gained (395.6 per game) needs that much help at all.  Anybody who watched this team dominate on offense and defense has to wonder how these clowns managed to lose to the Raiders twice and miss the playoffs.  But the Chargers special teams were very special.  I remember hearing the announcers claim at one point last season that the Chargers had more punts blocked than the rest of the 31 teams combined, not to mention all the returns for touchdowns (I'm too lazy to count them all, but there were a lot). 

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Unfortunately for the Chargers, I checked Kiper's Big Board and there was no specific mention of lineman who specialize in blocking on punts.  So moving on the next biggest area of need (besides a stadium, special teams, or a ring) the Chargers need a defensive end.  Most of the league is looking for help on the D-line, so this isn't that big of a surprise.  Luckily the draft is pretty flush with lineman.  They need help with a 5-technique DE in their 3-4 scheme, and that's where Muhammad Wilkerson comes in.

I was thinking of drafting a wide receiver before our mock draft draft began, after the terrific handling of the Vincent Jackson situation by the holder of the greatest nickname ever AJ "Lord of No Rings" Smith.  Alas, A.J. Green and Julio Jones were already gone. 

   

Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this years community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible. 

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft. 

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2011 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Carolina Panthers  QB Cam Newton - Auburn DatFan 35%
2 Denver Broncos  DT Marcell Dareus - Alabama Jeff.l.b 71%
3 Buffalo Bills  QB Blaine Gabbert - Missouri SpreeGoogs 52%
4 Cincinnati Bengals  DE Da'Quan Bowers - Clemson coldpizza 73%
5 Arizona Cardinals  CB Patrick Peterson - LSU GRIZZ 61%
6 Cleveland Browns  DE Cameron Jordan - Cal theprogrammerman 11%
7 San Francisco 49ers  LB Von Miller - Texas A&M who dat patate 68%
8 Tennessee Titans  WR A.J. Green - Georgia shipgoalie05 48%
9 Dallas Cowboys  CB Prince Amukamara - Nebraska saints fan in cowboyland! 67%
10 Washington Redskins  WR Julio Jones - Alabama VAsaintsfan 56%
11 Houston Texans  DE/OLB Robert Quinn - UNC Jon Banks 62%
12 Minnesota Vikings  OT Tyron Smith - USC HansDat 46%
13 Detroit Lions  OT Anthony Castonzo - BC NorthFan 48%
14 St. Louis rams  DT Nick Fairley - Auburn hakimdropstheball 54%
15 Miami Dolphins  RB Mark Ingram - Alabama SpreeGoogs 48%
16 Jacksonville Jaguars  DE J.J.Watt - Wisconsin Jay Preece
17 New England Patriots OT Derek Sherrod - Mississippi St. FriarBob
18 San Diego Chargers DT Muhammad Wilkerson - Temple DrewBreesManCrush
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