San Diego Chargers Offseason Position Needs, Part 11: Defensive End

April 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The final position on this off-season series, defensive ends falls into the same situation as safety and inside linebacker.
The three-man rotation of Luis Castillo, Jacques Cesaire, and Alphonso Boone is solid but ultimately unremarkable.  Travis Johnson also remains in the equation but thus far he seems to fit into the equation as a multi-tool backup along the defensive line rather than a regular rotation guy.
For the team to truly benefit from an addition, it would need to be a player able to supplant Cesaire in the starting lineup.
The first opportunity San Diego would likely have available to address this would be with their second round pick.
Alex Carrington and Tyson Alualu both project as solid second-round prospects though Alualu looks to be a much more dynamic player.
Alualu measures out at a solid 6’3’’, 294, with impressive speed and a knack for making plays.  He would lend a bit of excitement to the blue-collar defense a...

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