Posted April 30, 2012 on profootball.scout.com
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A.J. Smith and Norv Turner’s jobs are on the line, so this was a critical draft for the San Diego Chargers. Entering the draft, there were rumors about the Chargers trading up, which made sense if Smith and Turner felt they needed to land an impact player to help save their jobs. But they stayed put on draft day, and it payed off. It was difficult to imagine a scenario in which...

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San Diego Chargers 2012 Draft Grades

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San Diego Chargers: 2012 NFL Draft Grades

It is evident that the San Diego Chargers are tired of drafting from the middle of each round every April, and it's time they lean one way or the other. Recent regular seasons indicate that they might as well tank in favor of selecting USC's Matt Barkley No. 1 overall next year and trading him for a new General Manager and Head Coach. 2012's edition, on the other hand...

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