The San Diego Chargers only have two days left before making a decision what to do in the first round. Al Bello/Getty Images

 

By: Curtis Sheehan

  I've waited until the very last moment to do a mock draft, because I don't think one is necessary six months in advance. 

 

The Chargers Draft Picks currently are: 25, 57, 89, 125, 165, 201, 240. Giving San Diego one pick in each of the seven rounds. 

 

I will only do the first three rounds, because after 100 picks, things get tricky. 

 

The biggest need for the Chargers, is finding help for the secondary. Last year the Chargers ranked 29th in pass defense and the first draft pick will most likely be a cornerback.  

 

 What's interesting to note about the Chargers first pick is after their week 13 loss to Cincinnati, San Diego had the number 12 pick. Well after winning their final four regular season games and defeating the Bengals in the playoff's the Chargers moved down 13 spots to pick 25. 

 

 It's interesting to me because in all those mock drafts experts had the bolts choosing Oklahoma State Cornerback Justin Gilbert. Gilbert, however may not be available at 25, after he posted the fastest 40 yard dash time at this year's scouting combine.  

 

 Assuming Gilbert is gone, the Chargers have two options. Jason Verrett from TCU or Kyle Fuller from Virginia Tech.  

Verrett was Second team All-American and Co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the year. Cooper Neill/Getty Images

 

I think they will go with the better of the two in Verrett.

 

The second round can go one of two ways for the bolts, keep adding to the defense or beef up the offensive line.  

 

The Chargers offensive line was a revolving door last year, although one mainstay was rookie tackle DJ Fluker. That's why I think San Diego stays defensive here and goes with a either a nose tackle or a defensive end. 

 

Since Jamal Williams left San Diego in 2010 the Chargers haven't had a dominant nose tackle.  Again there seems to be two standout players to choose from, both from Notre Dame. Louis Nix or Stephon Tuitt. 

 

At 6-6 and over 300 pounds Tuitt could potentially help the Chargers bring pressure up the middle. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

 

Both could go first round, so don't be shocked if the Chargers trade up for one of these golden domers. Joining former Fighting Irish teammate Manti Te'o. 

 

The steal for the Chargers, perhaps the steal of the draft last year was Keenan Allen falling to San Diego in the third round. Allen was a great addition to the Chargers receiving core, catching over 70 passes and having over 1,000 yards was great. 

 

Allen, while surpassing expectations, was supposed to be a role player in a receiving group that featured Danario Alexander, Malcolm Floyd, and Eddie Royal. Along with potential starter Vincent Brown. 

 

Alexander and Floyd were injured early in the season, Alexander in training camp, Royal was great early in the season but not effective down the stretch. And Brown was not effective in any part of the season. 

 

Alexander in all likelihood will be cut, Floyd is 32 years old trying to come back from a serious neck injury and Royal restructured his contract where he took less money.  

 

In the third round look for the Chargers to give Allen some help. 

Jared Abbrederis of Wisconsin or Shaquelle Evans of UCLA.

 

Both players led their teams in receptions last season and should still be on the board come the Chargers time to draft at 89.