November 27, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish safety Harrison Smith (22) on the ground after intercepting a pass in the closing minutes against the Southern California Trojans during the second half at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Chargers Eye Harrison Smith and Shea McClellin at Senior Bowl Practice


We have a couple of posts about the Chargers meeting up with Ryan Lindley and Courtney Upshaw. Here are a few more players that the Chargers met with after Wednesday’s Senior Bowl practice (Draft Countdown):

S Harrison Smith, Notre Dame

Notre Dame’s Harrison Smith was arguably the North’s most impressive safety today. Smith, who absolutely looks the part, was smooth and quick in the change of direction drills. In the 11-on-11’s Smith was able to stick with Michael Egnew and contest the catch. Smith also continues to shine on special teams and was usually one of the first guys to meet the return man down the field. Smith is basically a rich man’s David Bruton and should be a Top 100 pick in April. – Draft Countdown

An experienced, well-built, athletic safety prospect. Has good feet, transitions efficiently, breaks on throws and closes fast, displaying good leaping ability and ball skills to contend in the air and highpoint interceptions. Leaves his feet and misses too many tackles and has man-coverage limitations. However, can function in the box or off the hash, flashes striking ability and is an intelligent, vocal on-field leader. Better athlete than safety at this stage because of coaching changes and position switches but appeared to be on the upswing as the 2010 season progressed and has starter potential if he can put it all together. Should contribute readily on special teams. – Pro Football Weekly

LB Shea McClellin, Boise State

Boise St. LB Shea McClellin was better than previous couple days. Technique and leverage is one area where McClellin has made strides, which is a positive considering the guy is basically learning a new position this week after playing defensive end in college. All in all McClellin just seemed to be more comfortable as a whole, although there were still times when he found himself out of position. - Draft Countdown

Active, productive, competitive, assignment-sound defender with good movement skills and body control, though his best trait is his relentless playing temperament, as he lacks exceptional athletic traits (plays better than he tests). Edge burst is just average, does not show variety as a pass rusher and needs to get stronger. Instinctive, aware and knows where the ball is going. Is effective looping and stunting and can drop into short zones. Character player has operated from two- and three-point stances and versatility and special-teams ability adds to his value. – Pro Football Weekly

FB Emil Igwenagu, Massachusettes

Emil Igwenagu of Massachusetts played mostly fullback again, throwing a great block on Chris Polk in “Backs on Backers”. Igwenagu also caught a nice pass in traffic from Kellen Moore but dropped another later on. - Draft Countdown

Doesn’t Harrison Smith’s scouting report sound a lot like Eric Weddle? That makes me think we would go after this kid even harder since AJ LOVES Weddle!!!

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  • Bleu

    I like Smith on paper but I think we need a physical safety. Some one who can hit real hard with good speed n decent instincts. If Smith can fill that void that would be nice………

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @Bleu i will be hoping we pick up a safety through free agency…. then we get that pass rusher in the draft

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @Bleu i wouldnt mind having smith on the team, but there needs to be someone else starting over him. branch or goldson.