John Spanos was in attendance for the USC Pro Day yesterday to get another look at OLB/DE prospect Nick Perry (UT). Perry impressed scouts during the combine and showed that he is a freak athlete with his outstanding performance.
There are a lot of questions about his ability in pass coverage and that is what the Chargers scouts were closely looking at during the USC Pro Day. Perry was mainly a pass rusher and had his hand on the ground in USC and he excelled in that role, but as an OLB he will be asked to have a few more responsibilities. Will he have the ability to adapt?
Perry is expected to be drafted in the middle of the first round and some people have mocked him in the top 10. If we think that he can make the conversion to OLB, then he should be our draft pick. We need to find someone to fill the role that Shawne Merriman had in our defense. Larry English was supposed to be that guy, but that idea fell flat on its face. We just hope to get 6 games out of Larry English now.
Maybe Nick Perry will be that guy.