Shoring Up San Diego’s Depth Chart—Could Converting Be the Answer?

April 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

San Diego is a team that has prided itself on overcoming injury. Despite a host of injuries, including three separate defensive tackles going on IR, the team put up an impressive 13-3 record in 2009 before succumbing in the divisional playoffs.
The team’s great depth is a tremendous asset, but something it may be forced to cut into when a host of players under contract are staring down free agency in the upcoming year.
What can the team do in order to address that concern? The answer may just lie within the team’s existing roster.
Several players are currently aligned at positions where they may be extraneous, but have the potential to go elsewhere.
The first such player is 2009 draft pick Vaughn Martin.
The addition of 330-pound Cam Thomas gives the team a sizeable clog in the middle while players like Ogemdi Nwabuo, Ian Scott, and Aaron Garay can fill out the rotation.
Martin is an athletic 320 pounder with a big wingspan and virtually no tec...

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