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2011 BGN Community Mock Draft Pick #50: The San Diego Chargers

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With the fiftieth pick in the 2011 BGN Mock Draft, eagles4321 selects...

Brooks Reed - DE, Arizona

It is more likely that the San Diego Chargers will address their needs at DE in the first round of the draft, but with Anthony Castonzo going at #18, the Chargers address their need with a value pick at #50.

San Diego have mediocre defensive ends in Luis Castillo and Jacques Cesaire and their combined sack numbers from the 2010 season were a mere 4. But the 4 sacks are understandable when you consider that the Chargers run a 3-4 Defense and have a machine linebacker core in Shaun Phillips and Kevin Burnett leading the team to a total of 47 sacks (tied for 2nd). Jacques Cesaire is a free agent and an upgrade in the draft is likely for GM A.J Smith.

The Chargers are looking for a high motor DE in a 3-4 Defense, and with many DE's off the table, Brooks Reed fit the bill.

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ESPN's Scout Inc. player evaluations claim that Brooks is a "A quick-twitch athlete that shows an explosive first step off of the edge. Had the fastest 10-yard split time (1.54) of any defensive lineman at the 2011 combine. Shows quality rip and swim moves. Technically-sound and relentless. Uses hands extremely well to keep blocker off of frame. Very effective with speed-to-power moves. Can bend the edge tightly and shows outstanding leverage/flexibility. Will fight to get through the double team and works hard through the whistle. Closing burst is good but not elite category."

Brooks Reed had 47 tackles, 10 for a loss, and 6.5 sacks in 13 games for Arizona University in 2010.

Next on the clock will be cedarlax91 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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