SAN DIEGO (AP) -- After spending their first three picks on players expected to help address their defensive shortcomings, the San Diego Chargers spent the last day of the NFL draft loading up on offensive backups.
The Chargers took tight end Ladarius Green of Louisiana-Lafayette in the fourth round Saturday, Penn State guard Johnnie Troutman in the fifth round, All-American center David Molk of Michigan in the seventh round and Michigan State running back Edwin Baker with a compensatory pick.
"All those guys can compete to add depth on the roster," said player personnel director Jimmy Raye.
The Chargers, who had a big free agent haul, needed a strong draft as they look to end a slide that's seen them miss the playoffs two straight seasons. They have only one playoff win in four seasons.
They spent their first three picks on outside linebacker Melvin Ingram of South Carolina, defensive end Kendall Reyes of Connecticut and LSU strong safety Brandon Taylor. Those three are expecte...