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Mock Draft Tracker 7.0

With the San Diego Chargers picking third in the 2016 NFL Draft, here are the most recent players selected number three overall.

In order to serve all Chargers fans, has compiled a list of who some top draft pundits are projecting the Bolts will select with the third pick in the draft.

With only two weeks remaining, many notable pundits have updated their mock drafts since our last edition. 


ESPN's Mel Kiper:  CB/S Jalen Ramsey – Florida State

What he says: "I do think they could consider Ronnie Stanley here, but if it's about the best player available here, I think Ramsey has a good shot. I know there are concerns he'll face some developmental hurdles as a rookie, but all cornerbacks do, and Ramsey's ceiling is extremely high."


ESPN's Todd McShay:  DE DeForest Buckner - Oregon

What he says: "Defensive line and safety are two of the Chargers' top needs, and this would be a dream scenario, with Buckner (my No. 2 D-lineman) both falling into their lap. Buckner is disruptive against the run and plays with a great motor. Perhaps most important, he has the skill set to fit in both a 3-4 and 4-3 at the next level."

100_mtramsey.jpg's Daniel Jeremiah:  CB/S Jalen Ramsey – Florida State

What he says: "Ramsey would be a great addition to the San Diego secondary."

100_mtbuckner.jpg's Charley Casserly:  DE DeForest Buckner - Oregon

What he says: "Major need filled with best interior defensive lineman in draft."

100_mtramsey.jpg's Bucky Brooks:  CB/S Jalen Ramsey – Florida State

What he says: "The versatile defender is the perfect replacement for Eric Weddle in the middle of the Chargers' secondary."

100_mtbuckner.jpg's Charles Davis:  DE DeForest Buckner - Oregon

What he says: "Towering? Yes, but he plays with excellent leverage and can work inside, too."

100_mttunsil.jpg's Will Brinson:  OT Laremy Tunsil – Ole Miss

What he says: "Pretty solid scenario for the Chargers here. Lots of options and they move to shore things up on the line and help protect Philip Rivers and open up holes for Melvin Gordon."

100_mtramsey.jpg's Rob Rang:  CB/S Jalen Ramsey – Florida State

What he says: "For nine seasons, Eric Weddle roamed the middle for San Diego, earning Pro Bowl nods three times. Despite his popularity, the Chargers opted to let Weddle walk in free agency, perhaps in part because the club saw Ramsey as a cheaper, younger and faster alternative. An Olympic-caliber athlete with instincts, size and physicality, Ramsey has starred all over the secondary and even at linebacker for the Seminoles, projecting best as a safety in the NFL."

100_mtbuckner.jpg's Pete Prisco:  DE DeForest Buckner - Oregon

What he says: "Buckner is the best down lineman in the class and he would fit a need for the Chargers. They have to get better up front on defense."

100_mtramsey.jpg's Jared Dubin:  CB/S Jalen Ramsey – Florida State

What he says: "You can make an argument for a defensive lineman here, but solidifying the back end with arguably the best defensive prospect in the class would be a good move."


Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo:  DE DeForest Buckner - Oregon

What he says: "Buckner is an ideal fit for their 3-4 as he can rush the passer (best in the nation among interior defensive linemen in 2015) and play the run (ninth in the nation)."


Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke: CB/S Jalen Ramsey – Florida State

What he says: "The beauty of Ramsey's game is that he legitimately could line up as a starter at cornerback or safety, or play a hybrid of the two. So the Chargers' seemingly well-stocked CB spot (Jason Verrett, Brandon Flowers, Casey Heyward) should not chase them away from what may be the draft's best player."


SBNation's Dan Kadar:  CB/S Jalen Ramsey – Florida State

What he says: "There's always talk about how Dallas could go any direction with the next pick, but why not San Diego? The choice here is Ramsey. He's the draft's No. 3 overall player and could star at corner or safety. But would it really be a surprise if the Chargers go with DeForest Buckner, Joey Bosa or even Ronnie Stanley?"

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed above represent those of individual authors and do not represent the opinions or policies of the Chargers' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives.

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