2012 NFL Mock Draft: The San Diego Chargers select...

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 22: Nick Perry #8 of the University of Southern California Trojans brings down Tyler Eifert #80 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on October 22, 2011 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

With the eighteenth pick of the 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers (chosen by Alex Swift) select...

Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC

The Larry English experiment is over. Caput. Done with. Waste of a pick. His replacement is sitting there at pick 18, in Nick Perry. At 6-3, 250 pounds, Perry fits nicely as a 3-4 OLB. Ran a 4.64, with a 38.5 inch vertical. Very explosive, especially when moving forward. Makes his body small to avoid blockers, and utilizes a wide range of pass rush moves- spins, swims, rips and bull rushes. At his best when he uses his speed to get past the blocker.

He is a bit tight in the hips, and has trouble with his lateral movement. Those troubles will hurt his ability to drop into coverage at the pro level, something he was never asked to do in college. Perry is weak against the run. He manages to keep a low base, but he's just not strong enough to consistently push back the big offensive tackles he'll be taking on in the NFL. If he puts on some bulk, this weakness could easily turn into a strength.

Perry is a hard worker, but there is fear that he will be just a pass rush specialist. The Chargers have a big need for a pass rusher though, and Perry could start immediately with a good offseason.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck - Stanford Legatron Morstead 77%
2 Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III - Baylor VAsaintsfan 78%
3 Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil - USC Hans Petersen 69%
4 Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson - Alabama Fan since the Aints 81%
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Morris Claiborne - LSU Alex Swift 50%
6 St. Louis Rams WR Justin Blackmon - Oklahoma St. GRIZZ 73%
7 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Michael Floyd - Notre Dame AcquiredPanic 51%
8 Miami Dolphins WR Kendall Wright - Baylor were gonna need a bigger boat 16%
9 Carolina Panthers DT Michael Brockers - LSU DatFan 43%
10 Buffalo Bills OT Riley Reiff - Iowa theprogrammerman 51%
11 Kansas City Chiefs G David DeCastro - Stanford Jimbo03 69%
12 Seattle Seahawks DE Melvin Ingram - South Carolina BASAINT 57%
13 Arizona Cardinals DT Dontari Poe - Memphis jeremysherwin 44%
14 Dallas Cowboys S Mark Barron - Alabama Saint for Life 59%
15 Philadelphia Eagles DE Quinton Coples - North Carolina caominh
16 NY Jets LB Courtney Upshaw - Alabama GRIZZ
17 Cincinnati Bengals WR Stephen Hill - Georgia Tech coldpizza
18 San Diego Chargers DE/OLB Nick Perry - USC Alex Swift
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