2010 NFL Draft: Could Ryan Mathews Replace LaDainian Tomlinson?

March 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"With the 28th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select Ryan Mathews out of Fresno State."
Those are words that a lot of people are wondering if they're going to hear, especially Mathews himself. There's no question that San Diego would be a great place for Ryan to play, and it's not far from the central California valley where he grew up. But where does Ryan want to go?
There are those that think he could be off the board long before the Chargers even get to pick. According to the Houston Chronicle , the Texans have already discussed the drafting Mathews with the 20th pick, making Ryan the second Bulldog to be taken in draft history by Houston. The first was David Carr as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft. Unfortunately for Carr, his tenure in Houston didn't go as well as he would have liked.
If the Texas do pass on Mathews and he's still on the board, would the Chargers even consider taking him? And if so, is there already pressure to replac...

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