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We're halfway through our community mock draft as we travel west to San Diego for the 17th pick.

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The Houston Texans' blogosphere was shaken to the core at the reveal of our choice for the the 16th pick in the draft. Find some normalcy after the chaos and check out traviscogg's pick for the San Diego Chargers:

With the 17th pick of the 2015 BRB Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers select Owamagbe Odighizuwa (DE/OLB -- UCLA).

The mock drafters believe running back is a strong possibility in round one, and an argument certainly can be made for the Chargers to take Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon here. The city already has a surplus of pro athletes named Melvin and, given the position depth this year and downward trending RB ADP, the Chargers could easily upgrade their backfield with the 48th or 83rd pick. San Diego also receives a fair amount of buzz regarding Marcus Mariota while Philip Rivers’ twilight is fast approaching.

Another opportunity for improvement is pass rush. The Chargers have yet to address this in the offseason other than picking up Melvin Ingram's option. Owamagbe Odighizuwa (a.k.a CTRL+V) is the next best available pass rusher and has drawn comparisons ranging from Sam Acho to Brian Orakpo. Impressive workouts have gained the attention of at least the Cowboys and Saints as he continues ascending draft boards.

The run on DEs and OLBs (and UCLA alumni) continue with this selection. Like the picker suggests, Rivers seems to be on the way out of San Diego while his team flirts with Mariota, leading me to believe that Mariota will indeed be the pick here if available. They could also hold the pick hostage for the Eagles to covet for a while too.

Still, his pick is Odighizuwa, so you can learn more about him here. Also, here's what Rob Rang of NFL Draft Scout has on him:

There may not be a more imposing physical specimen than the 6-3, 267 former Bruin, who enjoyed a spectacular combine performance, demonstrating explosiveness in the 40-yard dash (4.62) and vertical jump (39"), as well as agility in the shuttle drills (7.36 in the 3-cone). Odighizuwa comes with medical questions, however, as he'd undergone surgeries on both hips. - Rob Rang

Is the former UCLA Bruin a good choice for the Chargers, who might be soon moving to LA anyway? Big thanks to traviscogg for making the pick; we hope to see you contribute to the community more often (only two total comments!). Zach_The_Gamecock and the Kansas City Chiefs are up next. Check below for your deadline!

Recapping the first sixteen picks of the 2015 BRB Mock Draft...

Team
Reader
Player Drafted
Pos
School
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers hlc1221 Jameis Winston QB FSU
2. Cleveland Browns (From Tennessee) Caprock High Football Leonard Williams DE/DT USC
3. Jacksonville Jaguars AFBuzz Vic Beasely OLB Clemson
4. Oakland Raiders HTown5 Amari Cooper WR Alabama
5. Washington Redskins BriceMcCainHOF Randy Gregory DE/LB Nebraska
6. New York Jets WotanTX Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
7. Chicago Bears DaJarBot Dante Fowler, Jr. OLB Florida
8. Atlanta Falcons grandmasteroz Alvin Dupree DE/OLB Kentucky
9. New York Giants Coolbreeze3 Danny Shelton DT Washington
10. St. Louis Rams El Torito Brandon Scherff OT Iowa
11 Minnesota Vikings Puma028 DeVante Parker WR Louisville
12. Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland) Huggy The Bear Shane Ray DE Missouri
13. New Orleans Saints UTBawse23 Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
14. Miami Dolphins Bleyd La'el Collins OT LSU
15. San Francisco 49ers fredy05 Rivers McCown Kevin White WR West Virginia
16. Houston Texans BRB Masthead Eric Kendricks ILB UCLA
17. San Diego Chargers traviscogg Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE/OLB UCLA
18. Kansas City Chiefs Zach_The_Gamecock
19.Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland via Buffalo) Huggy The Bear
20. Philadelphia Eagles gm.in.waiting
21. Cincinnati Bengals Free Range
22. Pittsburgh Steelers bigralph
23. Detroit Lions BostonianToro
24. Arizona Cardinals bt20
25. Carolina Panthers TexanStro
26. Baltimore Ravens Three and Out
27. Dallas Cowboys Roll.Texans.Roll
28. Denver Broncos BNew417
29. Indianapolis Colts Schaubshank Redemption
30. Green Bay Packers FeedEmToTheWolves8099
31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle) UTBawse23
32. New England Patriots MD.Texan

TIMING FOR SUBMITTING REMAINING PICKS:
Team
Reader
Pick Due By...
18. Kansas City Chiefs Zach_The_Gamecock 4/14 @7 p.m.
19.Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland via Buffalo) Huggy The Bear 4/15 @ Noon
20. Philadelphia Eagles gm.in.waiting 4/15 @ 7 p.m.
21. Cincinnati Bengals Free Range 4/16 @ Noon
22. Pittsburgh Steelers bigralph 4/16 @ 7 p.m.
23. Detroit Lions BostonianToro 4/17 @ Noon
24. Arizona Cardinals bt20 4/17 @ 7 p.m.
25. Carolina Panthers TexanStro 4/18 @ Noon
26. Baltimore Ravens Three and Out 4/18 @ 7 p.m.
27. Dallas Cowboys Roll.Texans.Roll 4/19 @ Noon
28. Denver Broncos BNew417 4/19 @ 7 p.m.
29. Indianapolis Colts Schaubshank Redemption 4/20 @ Noon
30. Green Bay Packers FeedEmToTheWolves8099 4/20 @ 7 p.m.
31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle) UTBawse23 4/21 @ Noon
32. New England Patriots MD.Texan 4/21 @ 7 p.m.