2013 NN NFL mock draft: With the forty-fifth pick, the San Diego Chargers select ...

Kevin C. Cox

The Niners Nation Community Mock Draft moves to pick No. 45, which belongs to the San Diego Chargers.

We're on to the thirteenth pick of the second round, No. 45 overall in the 2013 Niners Nation NFL mock draft. If you missed parts of the first round, check out our entire rundown.

The San Diego Chargers are now on the clock, and their Niners Nation GM is mmastation. With the forty-fifth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Chargers select Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia

Explanation: The Chargers need help up front on defense and DT is the way to go. Jenkins is a huge body who helps to collapse the line of scrimmage and stop runs. He will occupy blockers and open up some nice space for their linebackers to make plays.

Trevor Woods: Jenkins has been linked to the 49ers, and some consider him a likely first round selection. He does possess a high motor and does not give up on plays. I like his pursuit of the quarterback and his willingness to give it his all each and every play. Most of the season he looked like a man amongst boys, but he did struggle against Alabama; Jenkins was bottled up for much of that game. The Chargers get a prospect in Jon Jenkins who is willing to work hard and has the drive to improve upon the flawed areas of his game.

Nick Chiamardas: The Chargers could go a number of different directions with their second pick. With needs at corner, OL (despite drafting T Lane Johnson in round one), WR, DL and LB they'll have plenty of options in round two. I like the Jenkins pick because it might present the best value. It'd be a tough choice over WR Robert Woods but Jenkins can play multiple positions along the Chargers front and fill an immediate need. I wouldn't be shocked at all if the Chargers went with a guard like Larry Warford from Kentucky. Even with two free agent signings at guard this offseason, protecting Phillip Rivers has to be priority number one.

Niners Nation Mock Draft, Round 1

  1. Kansas City Chiefs -- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah [Explanation]
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia [Explanation]
  3. Oakland Raiders -- Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon [Explanation]
  4. Philadelphia Eagles -- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M [Explanation]
  5. Detroit Lions -- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan [Explanation]
  6. Cleveland Browns -- Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama [Explanation]
  7. Arizona Cardinals -- Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas [Explanation]
  8. Buffalo Bills -- Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU [Explanation]
  9. New York Jets -- Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama [Explanation]
  10. Tennessee Titans -- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida [Explanation]
  11. San Diego Chargers -- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma [Explanation]
  12. Miami Dolphins -- Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina [Explanation]
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State [Explanation]
  14. Carolina Panthers -- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
  15. New Orleans Saints -- Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU [Explanation]
  16. St. Louis Rams -- Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri [Explanation]
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia [Explanation]
  18. Dallas Cowboys -- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama [Explanation]
  19. New York Giants -- Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia [Explanation]
  20. Chicago Bears -- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia [Explanation]
  21. Cincinnati Bengals -- Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State [Explanation]
  22. St. Louis Rams -- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson [Explanation]
  23. Minnesota Vikings -- Keenan Allen, WR, Cal [Explanation]
  24. Indianapolis Colts -- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA [Explanation]
  25. Minnesota Vikings -- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington [Explanation]
  26. Green Bay Packers -- Damontre Moore, DE/OLB [Explanation]
  27. Houston Texans -- Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
  28. Denver Broncos -- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State [Explanation]
  29. New England Patriots -- Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist [Explanation]
  30. Atlanta Falcons -- Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State [Explanation]
  31. San Francisco 49ers -- Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International [Explanation]
  32. Baltimore Ravens -- Matt Elam, S, Florida [Explanation]
  33. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Alex Okafor, DE, Texas [Explanation]
  34. San Francisco 49ers -- Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State [Explanation]
  35. Philadelphia Eagles -- Kyle Long, OL, Oregon [Explanation]
  36. Detroit Lions -- Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State [Explanation]
  37. Cincinnati Bengals -- D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina [Explanation]
  38. Arizona Cardinals -- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame [Explanation]
  39. New York Jets -- Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford [Explanation]
  40. Tennessee Titans -- Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut [Explanation]
  41. Buffalo Bills -- Matt Barkley, QB, USC [Explanation]
  42. Miami Dolphins -- Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State [Explanation]
  43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State [Explanation]
  44. Carolina Panthers -- Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina [Explanation]
  45. San Diego Chargers -- Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia
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