2014 NFL mock draft: Chargers select Jarvis Landry

Chris Graythen

The San Diego Chargers take Jarvis Landry with the 57th pick of the 2014 POD Community Mock Draft.

With the 57th pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2014 NFL mock draft, the San Diego Chargers select LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry. David Tokarz is serving as the Chargers' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below.

While the Chargers still need help at cornerback, there really aren't any worthy of picking here. This seems like a good time to grab several late-round corners to see who sticks -- a guy like Andre Hal would be a good grab in the third or fourth, for instance.

Instead, the Chargers are glad to add Jarvis Landry from LSU as a good possession receiver for Philip Rivers. Right now, the Chargers' best weapons are Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal, with Malcom Floyd still sidelined by an awful neck injury. Landry is a good upgrade over Royal in the slot and is a high-character prospect who was able to do a ton in college despite not being the focal point of his offense. He's a crisp route runner with good awareness and good strength. The biggest knock on Landry is his size, but if he put up the same numbers and had the same strengths at 6'2, I can't help but think he'd sneak into the first. I'll sacrifice some of the size and speed for a player I think will contribute long term in the NFL.

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Check out the 2014 POD Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.

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