The 7-7 Chargers remain alive for the playoffs, but have only themselves to blame for not closing games out and being in a better position to make the postseason. Philip Rivers has enjoyed a renaissance season with 28 TDs and only nine INTs. D.J. Fluker, a 2013 first-round pick, has helped solidify a shaky offensive line, while third-round pick Keenan Allen looks to be a star in the making at WR. But San Diego’s defense has been the weak link for a team that’s been very competitive in a tough AFC West.
Todd McShay released his first 2014 mock draft> Wednesday, and in doing so identified the biggest areas of need for the Chargers: outside linebacker, offensive tackle and guard, corner, strong safety and wide receiver. Here’s who McShay believes will provide the best fit for the Chargers in Round 1