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Should Chargers use their first pick on Trent Richardson?


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.

Tags: Trent Richardson

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    This is crazy…. And you know it..

    No chance he lasts that long and no chance we take him. Priorities have to be on defense or we will all bring our pitch forks out to Charger Park

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      Regardless.. Trent Richardson will be one helluva back!

    • RMainwaring

       @epadaon I agree but I’m just sayin’ what if. Don’t be surprised if Smith does something stupid with that first pick.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

        @RMainwaring I can’t be surprised by his silliness anymore.

  • Sparticus

    Booooooooo…..Mathews is the man. He was one of the league leaders in yards per carry last season. He just needs the carries, and with Tolbert flying the coop, He just may get them. Mathews still needs work on ball security, but he will figure it out. Barber, and Peterson did. And now we have a fullback….A real fullback to open up some holes.

  • Chargertom

    No! We need to build the defence.Ryan Matthews is going to break loose this season.Were a passing team.The offence is just fine.Build the D!
     

  • SandyPeisner

    Pass Rusher, Safety Pass Rusher, Pass Rusher. Pick up running back 4th or 5th round

  • Jeremy Williams

    No

  • RMainwaring

    Honestly, if I had my choice, I wouldn’t draft a running back at all. I would rather see them sign a veteran free agent.