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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, may have something different drawn up. Let's finish the job:
1.18: Melvin Ingram - DE/OLB (South Carolina)
Apologies to the subtly sexy late-round selections of offensive linemen Riley Reiff and David DeCastro, but Ingram was inarguably the steal of Day One. A large contributor to the wavering stock of Oklahoma linebacker Ronnell Lewis - who I had the Chargers reaching for in the second round of my last mock in order to desperately improve their putrid defensive front - was the fact that schemes wouldn't know exactly where to put his raw ability early on; he proceeded to fall to Detroit in the fou...
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Kendall Reyes, Melvin Ingram, Brandon Taylor
A.J. Smith and crew can finally start to rest. The job of the scouting department and general manager is all but over for this off-season. The 2012 NFL Draft concluded Saturday evening after 3 days and 7 rounds. San Diego had 7 picks in the Draft, one in each of the first 5 rounds and 2 in the 7th round. With those 7 picks the...
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Robert Meachem confirmed that he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after this past season.
Meachem had the procedure done in late January and it’s the same knee that ended up being surgically repaired before his rookie season in 2007 due to a torn meniscus.
“I’m still young, so...
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...
While making my standard rounds through my favorite Chargers websites this weekend waiting for each of the rounds of the Draft to start, I came across a very interesting set of articles. This series is called Fan Perspective and it gives fans a very rare opportunity, the chance to be interviewed like the players. I thought this was a wonderful idea as it gives fans a chance...
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates said he’s starting to feel like his old self in an interview Monday. Although he conceded he’s still not 100% following a painful and recurring case of plantar fasciitis over the past two seasons – an injury which sidelined him for three games last season and six games the previous season – he made it clear that his foot had improved...
Sad news to report in the NFL. TMZ and various media outlets are reporting that former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau has been found dead in his home in Oceanside, Calif.
According to the TMZ report, police are investigating a shooting, according to several of their law enforcement sources. According to those same sources Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to...
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2012 NFL DRAFT GRADES – AFC WEST
While we can assign more accurate grades once these draft classes have been given three seasons to perform for their collective teams, we can still assess the selections that were made. First, in terms of how effectively each team addressed their most glaring deficiencies. Along with how successful they were at accumulating depth, and by...
Johnnie Troutman‘s rookie season is over before it ever began. Literally.
The 5th-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers recently underwent surgery on his pectorals and is still recovering from a lingering knee injury. The timetable for recovery is estimated to be around 5 months, which in theory, would have him back by the first half of the season. The UT-San Diego article...