San Diego Chargers 2010 NFL Draft: Newfound Flexibility Makes Things Interesting

March 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When San Diego entered the offseason they knew they would have some holes to fill, and had a relatively lackluster draft with which to fill it.
Sure, it was superior to say a Chicago Bears' team that mortgaged two-years' worth of first-round draft picks in order to land quarterback Jay Cutler, but ultimately San Diego stood as a team picking fourth from last in every round save the sixth, which was traded away for backup defensive lineman Travis Johnson.
Following a purge including LaDainian Tomlinson, Jamal Williams, and Antonio Cromartie, the team was in no better shape. Williams and Tomlinson were let go outright, while Cromartie’s trade won’t net any value until the 2011 draft.
However, the team somehow managed to turn around its draft outlook.
The team placed a third-round tender on third-string quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, putting the Seahawks in a difficult spot.  They wanted Whitehurst, but had no third-round pick to offer.  Instead ...

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