NFL Mock Draft 2013: San Diego Chargers Select Sharrif Floyd

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With the eleventh overall pick in the 2013 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the San Diego Chargers (represented by lostastic) select...

Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida


Sharrif Floyd

#73 / Defensive Tackle / Florida Gators

6-3

303

junior


From Mocking the Draft

Pros

Floyd is quite the athlete. He gets off the ball with a burst and can punish offensive linemen with his initial punch at the line of scrimmage. What he lacks in technique, he makes up for in speed when coming strong off the edge. Floyd makes sense at the 5-technique position in the NFL because of his ability to beat tackles with his speed. Floyd also uses his hands well to get of blocks and slip into the backfield, showing his upper-body strength.

Floyd also demonstrates a non-stop motor to go with his speed. His short area quickness allows He's an effective run defender at times because of his ability to hold the point of attack and relentlessly pursue the football.

Teams will take a liking to Floyd's character as well. He's made it through tough times and continues to improve on his game every day. The constant improvement from Floyd is one of the most encouraging aspects of his game. He's become a more complete player each year at Florida.

Having not spoken to him, it's tough for me to get a full gauge of the type of person he is. But based on what we see on the field, and reports of what he's done of the field, Floyd is the type of person an NFL general manager will be able to get behind.

Cons

Most of Floyd's shortcomings stem from bad technique. He gets upright too often both when rushing the passer and in the run game. He struggles to get leverage at times because he doesn't get low enough or play with proper pad level. For this reason, smart, experienced offensive linemen have an easy time stonewalling him on contact by getting better leverage and making it difficult for Floyd to disengage from the block.

Considering Floyd's athleticism and lack of technique, he needs to continue to explode off the ball with an even better burst. While he continues to improve in this area, Floyd needs to get better at coming off the ball to get his leverage early. Also, improving his technique will be a huge determining factor in his NFL success.

Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's 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 2013 CSC Community Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Kansas City Chiefs OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
Hans Petersen 77%
2 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Geno Smith - West Virginia
Dragon Ninja Warrior 48%
3 Oakland Raiders CB Dee Milliner - Alabama
Ralph Malbrough 42%
4 Philadelphia Eagles OT Eric Fisher - Central Mich.
Aburton531 78%
5 Detroit Lions DE Dion Jordan - Oregon
ShadowFlash 50%
6 Cleveland Browns DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah - BYU
Fan since the Aints 54%
7 Arizona Cardinals OT Lane Johnson - Oklahoma
Joseph Williams Stern 94%
8 Buffalo Bills G Chance Warmack - Alabama
aburton531 52%
9 NY Jets S Kenny Vaccaro - Texas
organictallman 33%
10 Tennessee Titans G Jonathan Cooper - UNC
cajuncommando58 67%
11 San Diego Chargers DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida
lostastic
12 Miami Dolphins
Ralph Malbrough
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
jeff.l.b
14 Carolina Panthers
Stilljreming
15 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
16 St. Louis Rams
caomhin
17 Pittsburgh Steelers
aryanspecial
18 Dallas Cowboys
SAINTMANUMIT
19 NY Giants
BlackandGold4ever
20 Chicago Bears
MobileSaint
21 Cincinnati Bengals
Fan since the Aints
22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Kevin Held
23 Minnesota Vikings
cajuncommando58
24 Indianapolis Colts
Legatron Morstead
25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle)
Fan since the Aints
26 Green Bay Packers
caomhin
27 Houston Texans
TeeThaKingSaint23
28 Denver Broncos
aburton531
29 New England Patriots
ShadowFlash
30 Atlanta Falcons
Dave Choate
31 San Francisco 49ers
BlackandGold4ever
32 Baltimore Ravens
NawlinsOriole
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