Chargers Trade Up in First Round for Ryan Matthews

In a shocking development, the San Diego Chargers have traded picks with the Miami Dolphins in the first round in a blockbuster move that gives the San Diego Chargers the 12th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Already in trade news, the Chargers traded Charlie Whitehurst to the Seahawks for the 8th pick in the second round.

Now, with the 12th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select Ryan Mathews, Running Back, Fresno State.

We finally know the face of the successor to the great LaDainian Tomlinson and I could not be any happier.

Mathews was not expected to stay on the board very long, but trading up to 12th overall has sent shockwaves through the leage as the Chargers cement themselves as one of the scariest teams of 2010 by filling one of their biggest vacancies with the second best running back prospect in the entire draft.

Just as they jumped from 28th to 12th in the first round, the Chargers went all the way up to the eighth pick in the second round. Is it going to be Terrence Cody or maybe Dan Williams? Voice your opinions in the comment box below. We also need a corner back and a guard. You never know, me might be surprised again. It’s amazing how futile anyones attempt to predict the draft really are. I, for one, am in love with that.

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