Everyone thinks the Chargers should concentrate on defense in the early rounds of the draft and I wholeheartedly agree but what if one of the top five running backs were still available at their first or second pick?
A.J. Smith did mention that this year they were going to choose the best player available when their pick comes up. Should the Chargers grab a running back with one of their first 2 picks?
If Trent Richardson were available when Chargers pick at number 18, Chargers should get him IF, and only if they are considering using this pick for a running back, otherwise they should forget about drafting a running back. Richardson “can run inside with power and strength” according to Charley Casserly of NFL Network.
Ryan Mathews is better on the edges rather than up the middle. If Mathews does get injured, Richardson can fill both roles. Heck, if Mathews keeps dropping the rock, he may even be benched in favor of Richardson.