2010 NFL Draft: San Diego Chargers Looking For Late Value

March 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While the order may be in question, it is at least the general consensus that the team has three primary needs this offseason—cornerback, running back, and nose tackle.  Having lost a starter at each of the three positions this offseason, San Diego needs to focus its efforts on those three ahead of all others.
Assuming that translates to a player drafted to each position in the first three rounds, that leaves the later stages of the draft up for debate.  They lack a sixth round draft pick because of a trade for backup defensive lineman Travis Johnson, but hold the 28th position in all other rounds.
That gives them three mid-late draft picks to try and address the team’s lesser needs.  Generally speaking, by that point in the draft, attentions turn to simply “the best player available” at any position not overflowing with depth.
Given that that strategy is not conducive to pre-draft speculation, let’s address those rounds from...

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