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2016 NFL Mock Draft: San Diego Chargers Select DB Jalen Ramsey at No. 3

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With the third pick in the 2016 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers select...

Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State

The selection and write-up were made by Crawford_T:

With the departure of Eric Weddle the Chargers have a large whole to fill at safety, which is the spot Ramsey seems likely to play in the NFL. Right now the Chargers have some talent at CB with Jason Verrett (when healthy) and Casey Hayward, but are currently have Jahleel Addae as their only starting safety. In a division that features talented wide-outs like Amari Cooper, Demaryius Thomas, and Jeremy Maclin that's not good enough.

The Chargers do have other needs at OL and DL, but I felt Tunsil was the only tackle worth taking over a player of Ramsey's caliber. With the deep DL class in this draft the Chargers should be able to get a good player to help at that position later in the draft (signing Brandon Mebane in FA helps too).

Ramsey should be able to start immediately and while shouldn't be expected to match Weddle's production as a rookie, his excellent athleticism should allow him to make his share of plays for San Diego.

It's probably too early for them to do this, but part of me wonders if the Chargers would consider drafting one of the top two quarterbacks this year to sit for two or three more years behind Philip Rivers. If the Chargers expect to contend during Rivers' reign, then by the time someone like Wentz is ready to take over, the idea is that he's playing for a contender. That thought aside, Ramsey seems like a lock to me at No. 3.

The Dallas Cowboys are up next, led by Manly and Loving It.

2015 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Position School Username
1 Tennessee Titans Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss aszabo1
2 Cleveland Browns Jared Goff QB California Robo Dawg
3 San Diego Chargers Jalen Ramsey DB Florida State Crawford_T
4 Dallas Cowboys Manly and Loving It
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Bob Stalnaker
6 Baltimore Ravens pt_999
7 San Francisco 49ers apocrylle
8 Philadelphia Eagles Bizono
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav
10 New York Giants mrwhitman
11 Chicago Bears Barnestorm
12 New Orleans Saints Rube Sports
13 Miami Dolphins Brocolis154033
14 Oakland Raiders makeaplay59
15 Los Angeles Rams michael.hamper
16 Detroit Lions Mean Ol' Pete
17 Atlanta Falcons Mudville
18 Indianapolis Colts fjblessi
19 Buffalo Bills GratefulDawg
20 New York Jets troy145
21 Washington Redskins Greg"TheDropper"Little
22 Houston Texans Royce Groff
23 Minnesota Vikings MissinTheVicius
24 Cincinnati Bengals OhioCityBrownsBeliever
25 Pittsburgh Steelers Legoman0721
26 Seattle Seahawks Southern Cali Dog
27 Green Bay Packers Matt Wood
28 Kansas City Chiefs Ted Washington's Belly
29 Arizona Cardinals a2342432a
30 Carolina Panthers Suppa Bob
31 Denver Broncos poultman
32 Cleveland Browns Adam Rice