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With The 18th Pick In The 2011 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, The San Diego Chargers Select...


Akeem Ayers - DE, UCLA

Pick made by ColtsFanFromHawaii:

Man do I hate San Diego. If I was to really do this draft for them, I'd probably take Charlie Sheen and hope he implodes their organization. However, that might backfire because he is constantly #winning and has #tigersblood.

The Chargers are constantly being touted as "the most talented team in the NFL" despite never doing anything in the playoffs (a friend of mine who is a Charger fan would argue that they do one thing exceptionally well, beat our beloved Colts).

If you look a little deeper, you can actually see quite a few holes that they need to fill (OLB, WR, DE, ILB, OT, S). Cameron Jordan would've been a great pick but was gone at 14 to the Rams. One thing that has been missing from this team is a truely elite pass-rushing OLB. Ever since "Lights-Out" Shawne Merriman became "Steroid User-Reality Star Abuser-Former Charger" Shawne Merriman, the Chargers have tried to fill the void left by his ridiculous-looking mohawk. They drafted Larry English (WHO!?) with a first round pick in 2009. That has worked out about as well as Donald Brown has for the Colts.

With Akeem Ayers they get an explosive athlete with a prototypical body for a 3-4 OLB who can get to the QB in passing situations. Having watched him a few times on TV he is definitely one of those players who jumps out on every play.

Having said that I'm still hoping that they go with Sheen.

If Ayers is taken 18th overall, it'll be the second time in three years the Patriots have taken an DE in the first round (Larry English). Also, it'll be the first time since 1979 a DE from UCLA was taken in the first round, when Manu Tuiasosopo was taken 18th overall by the Seahawks.

Akeem Ayers Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

The Giants, and erockrap, are on the clock...

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Nick Fairley DT Auburn palco
2 Denver Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson chad72
3 Buffalo Marcell Dareus DT/DE Alabama Buffalo_Bill_Cody
4 Cincinnati A.J. Green WR Georgia beerbrunch
5 Arizona Patrick Peterson CB LSU JesusNinja13
6 Cleveland Robert Quinn DE North Carolina nickfromnaptown
7 San Francisco Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska nopuntintended
8 Tennessee Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri Aerostar193
9 Dallas Nate Solder OT Colorado Addai Another Aday
10 Washington Julio Jones WR Alabama TouchdownColts
11 Houston Von Miller LB Texas A&M SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
12 Minnesota Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue Mr. Indianapolis Colts
13 Detroit Jimmy Smith CB Colorado Bradman721
14 St. Louis Cameron Jordan DE California VolsnCards5
15 Miami Mark Ingram RB Alabama metallicolts
16 Jacksonville J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin Collin McCollough
17 New England Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College mgrex03
18 San Diego Akeem Ayers DE UCLA ColtsFanFromHawaii
19 N.Y. Giants erockrap
20 Tampa Bay Sir Sci
21 Kansas City FreeneyAteYourLunch
22 Indianapolis BlueVol03
23 Philadelphia AnotherWriter
24 New Orleans ushoe
25 Seattle Vikings55Thunder
26 Baltimore JaredCounterman
27 Atlanta fiftycal2004
28 New England mgrex03
29 Chicago DClark#44
30 N.Y. Jets Eltoasto
31 Pittsburgh
32 Green Bay sanders_fan89