|Derek Sherrod OT Mississippi State|
|Prototypical size for an NFL lineman. A three-year starter at left tackle. A smart kid on and off the field. Team captain in 2010. Very solid fundamentals both in pass protection and run blocking.|
|Solid across the board, but not great at anything. Athleticism is only average, and may not allow for him to play left tackle at the next level.|
|Sherrod is a solid but unspectacular lineman. He doesn’t have an exceptionally high ceiling, but his floor isn’t very low either. At worst, he develops into a quality right tackle. At best, he’s a quality left tackle. Whichever position he winds up at, he’s probably a starter but probably not a Pro Bowl caliber player. I wouldn’t hesitate to take him in the 2nd round, but wouldn’t reach for him in the 1st.|
According to a report by ESPNNewYork reporter Rich Cirimi (via ProFootballTalk) the conditions of the Antonio Cromartie trade state that if the Jets advance past the Wild Card round of the playoffs the Chargers get a 2nd-round pick instead of a 3rd round pick.
That one-round jump is nothing to sneeze at.
With a 1st-round pick and two 2nd-round picks the Chargers would have the ability to be major players on draft day. Their biggest hole is right tackle, and they could easily land a starter with one of those three selections. They could also move up to select the guy the want if they were worried that someone such as Derek Sherrod may not be on the board at No. 18.
Another interesting development could come when a decision is made about Vincent Jackson. The Chargers are not likely to let him walk without getting something in return. So a sign and trade could very well net them yet another 2nd round pick. That may give them the ammunition to move into the top 10 if they wished to make a move for A.J. Green or possibly Julio Jones.