San Diego’s Player Purge Clarifies Draft Needs

March 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Going into the offseason, San Diego had one primary need to go along with a host of secondary notions.
That primary need was of course, at running back.  LaDainian Tomlinson’s removal was almost guaranteed before the playoffs ever started, then cemented with a twelve attempt, 24-yard performance in the team’s lone playoff game.
Past running back the Chargers had points of concern in several locations.  In the trenches, the team had varying concerns at nose tackle, defensive end, and right tackle.  Behind the line was the concern of whether Shawne Merriman would be retained or allowed to walk in free agency. 
At the edges the team faced a pair of starting wideouts that were to hit free agency and a talented cornerback with concerns on and off the field.
When the season ended the biggest question after running back for the team was trying to figure out just which of the above positions would be the next biggest question.
Just one ...

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