Moving to the beach was the easy part.
The day after the lockout ended, former USC CB Shareece Wright received a call from the San Diego Chargers organization, which had drafted him in third round of the 2011 draft.
We were there the next day checking into the hotel getting ready for camp, said Wright.
Wright had spent the months waiting and working, but now the actual work was about to begin.
The way we play man coverage in the NFL is very different than the way we play in college, said Wright.
The technique that made him top dog with the Trojans was no longer going to cut it. The 24-year-old found himself up against full grown men instead of rambunctious teenagers that usually talked bigger than they played.
Im going up against our best receivers in practice and it definitely helped me get better. And when they do better in a game it lets me know that my hard work in practice is paying off.
The feeling was, if nothing else, familiar.
Going into something brand new,...