Happy Friday!!! Friday the 13th!!
Less and less articles on the Chargers in the dump these days. That is what happens when we are sitting on the sideline watching all the other teams play in the playoffs. That just means that I have to step my game up to get you all more Chargers news.
The elite teams in the NFL are still playing games. The rest have been left to the side of the road. The Chargers are the latter, no longer the former.
On ESPN Insider, Mel Kiper went back and re-graded the 2011 draft (subscription required) for every team including the San Diego Chargers. According to the network’s long time resident draft guru, the Chargers don’t look as good in hindsight as they did at the time of the draft. Part of this has to do with some of the relative optimism that Kiper had for the Chargers draft compared to his colleagues. He liked a lot of the players that others thought were reaches. It also has to do with liking long term potential over short term impact. In any case the grade went from a B+ to a C+.