Posted April 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Left tackle? Left guard? Trade up? Trade down? Stay put? So many questions for the San Diego Chargers' rookie brain trust, and so many ways they can go in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. Even casual Chargers fans who saw Philip Rivers scrambling for his well-being all last season know San Diego desperately needs to upgrade the left side of its line, particularly at tackle to protect the quarterback's blind side. But holding the 11th overall pick puts the Chargers in somewhat of a no man's land, a spot that's not high enough that the team is assured of getting Lane Johnson of Oklahoma, the third of the three top-rated tackles. San Diego was consigned to that spot by a win over the lowly Oakland Raiders in a meaningless season finale, with the Chargers already assured of missing the playoffs for the third straight season and coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith one day away from being fired. So it's up to rookie GM Tom Telesco to a...
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