It's just so hard to project the Chargers' draft needs. On one hand, they are drafting for depth, there aren't any glaring needs. On the other hand, the teams performance this year seems to indicate that they could stand to improve in several areas.
My thought is to draft the BPA at a position that allows rookies to contribute right away. First two positions that came to mind are - rush OLB, and RB. We know that the Shawne and Shaun connection is deadly, but I feel that they are playing too many snaps and are getting tired at times. My evidence for this is, when Harris comes off of the bench, he usually makes a play. Remember Merriman in 05? Got to come off of the bench for the majority of the season and was really efficient at rushing the passer when he is in there. If a versatile 3-4 OLB prospect is there, like Gholston for example, I say take him.
RB is another position. First off, I don't like how Michael Turner is an afterthought in the offense now, but that's probably a different discussion. He's gone after this year, so we need a RB anyway. Say Jonathan Stewart fell to the Chargers, he would be a great change of pace/insurance policy for LT, and extend his career.
I think we need more OL depth, but not in the first round. I don't think that would impact the team right away. AJ has done his best OL work in the later rounds anyway.
DT wouldn't be a bad pick, but I like Brandon McKinney. I think he's done pretty well when he's been in there.
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