December 17, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Diego State Aztecs quarterback Ryan Lindley (14) prior to kickoff of the New Orleans Bowl against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Chargers Interview QB Ryan Lindley at Senior Bowl Practice


Add another quarterback to our list of players that we have interviewed. We already talked with Brandon Weeden and Russell Wilson and yesterday we talked to local boy, Ryan Lindley (Draft Countdown).

Here is his scouting report from Pro Football Weekly:

Very smart, well-built, hard-throwing pocket passer with limited escapability and feel for pressure. Misses wide-open receivers under no duress and makes his receivers adjust to the ball. His accuracy and placement are very inconsistent. Struggles to manipulate his arm and throwing platform. Faltered against better competition (see Missouri, TCU).

Lindley is projected to be a 5th rounder and could be a player we use as the 3rd string QB. He will get the opportunity to work with both Philip Rivers and Billy Volek. The local fans will love that we are bringing in talent from SDSU. We have brought in a rookie 3rd string quarterback the last couple of years with the drafting of Jonathan Crompton and signing Scott Tolzien, but we eventually had let those guys during the season. Lindley could be our next 3rd String QB project.

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  • MikeTuck

    Great a localQB I like it. But Matt Nichols was a good QB to pick up a couple years ago. Now in Canada with Edmonton I believe, they ought to invite him to try out.

  • JoshKnapp

    Can we please get some GOOD Linemen????

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @JoshKnapp that better be a HUGE priority for us going into this draft!!! we have to keep Philip standing and give him time to get that ball off! Philip does not have the ability to escape the pocket like some of these QBs, so an AWESOME offensive line is needed

  • MikeTuck

    Ernie; Matt Nichols, Senior year @ Eastern Washington Att 458 Comp 298 65.1 Avg 3830 yrds 33 TD’s and6 Int’s a156.5 passer rating. I got to watch this guy play. I am biased here but ask Colin Cowherd on his radio show or by e-mail at espn. This guy was clutch, his only showing for the Cowboys in pre-season was a muffed snap in which he held his composer and threw for positive yardage. I wish the Chargers would invite him to camp, he’s still young and could replace Volek if he goes.

  • juggernuant

    I think some youth (ie depth) at the offensive line position will better for the long term goals of the Chargers. Also, Kellan Moore out of Boise State would be super beneficial. Just throw a headset on that guy and let him tell you exactly what the defense is thinking. He also has precision and a work ethic that many feel is missing in San Diego.

  • MikeTuck

    Totally agree with Moore being picked, He’s Weddle and Naanee in that they’d fill in where needed. Naanee played some QB at boise. These are your smart atheletes who understand the plays better than most. When you need a special play drawn up in the dirt you need people who can listen and understand. These players are heavily valuable to a team. They can swap in a instant and save fouls etc. Problem is Moore won’t be where we need him to be. That’s why a QB like Matt Nichols being invited saves the pics and gets you a A++ QB.