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RotoWorld Lists Chargers Biggest Need Positions For The Draft

RotoWorld just posted the biggest 3 need positions for all of the AFC teams. Here is what Evan Silva listed as our biggest needs:

Outside linebacker: Jarret Johnson was a worthwhile addition in free agency, but the Chargers still haven’t fixed their pass-rushing quandary. Johnson is an edge-setting, run-stopping linebacker. This is a position at which San Diego could very easily use the No. 18 overall pick.

Running back: The Chargers expect a breakout year from 2010 first-round pick Ryan Mathews, but can’t feel comfortable about their backfield depth. With Mike Tolbert gone to Carolina, look for GM A.J. Smith to invest a second- or third-round selection on another versatile running back.

Safety: Free agent bargain-bin pickup Atari Bigby is only a short-term stopgap, and 2010 fourth-round pick Darrell Stuckey hasn’t panned out as the organization hoped. The Chargers’ GM is known to be high on Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith as a potential second-round pick.

Running back comes up on the list again!? Kiper just said yesterday that the Bolts could go after a running back in round 2 of the draft. These experts all have runningback as a priority for us to go after. Can A.J. just pick up that veteran runningback already (Ronnie Brown or Justin Forsett PLEASE)?

Safety and pass rusher are definitely are top two priorities and the third should be offensive line depth. There is nobody behind Jared Gaither and Jeromey Clary on the offensive line, unless we want to use Dombo out there again. NO THANK YOU! We still are waiting to see if Mario Henderson is going to sign also. You can never get enough depth on the offensive line.

Pass rush, safety, o-line! That’s the top 3 priorities I see. Anybody else see it different?

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  • sdboltzfan

    I agree with you E. But, A versatile scat back in the third and a o lineman in the 4rth may be what they do. And one area A.J has succeeded in is finding lineman later in the draft.

    • epadaon

       @sdboltzfan i do like that scat back idea… if lamichael james somehow falls to the 3rd and we are picking, i will cry if we do not select him.

      • JonVivian

         @epadaon or hillman. James and Hillman are nearly identical in everything based on the combine, height, weight, everything. James has more return experience but I don’t like the way Hillman “hops” when he accelerates. And my dark horse late round take a gamble pick: Cliff Harris, corner from Oregon who got kicked off the team. LA gangster. 

        • BoogaP

           @JonVivian  @epadaon
           James will most likely be drafted in the second rd.  I would like Chris Rainey or Ronnie Hillman in the third.  I would prefer Rainey over Hillman because Rainey has great hands and goes from 0-60 faster than most in this draft class.

  • BoogaP

    I will be truly p-ed off if we take a RB before the third round. Pass-rusher and Strong Safety in the first two rounds.  I would prefer a pass-rusher in the first but as long as one is chosen in 1 or 2 I’m cool.

  • RussellGrant

    If CBS Sports is right, half of the top 10 teams will be trading down.  Would AJ trade up and grab a stud pass rusher?

    • epadaon

       @RussellGrant do you see a standout pass rusher in this draft… i seem shaky on a few of them, but maybe melvin ingram? 

  • chargerjroc

    @chargersbuzztap with 18 our best need value will be guard cordy Glenn, vs gamble on

  • 619chargers4life

    (random thought)……..Weddle had all them picks last year with no pass rush. i wonder what would happen if we had a pass rush. (things that make u say mmmmmmmm.)

    • epadaon

       @619chargers4life for some reason, this comment made me think of waterboy when he says “alligators have all them teeth and no toothbrush!!”
      but dude, i like that thought.. somehow weddle snuck some glue in on his hands to catch some balls. if we get a pass rush, hoping for even better results!

  • MikeTuck

    OLB and ILB #1 Perry and Bobby Wagner #2, Trumaine Johnson CB #3, Then a RB James or Hillman in the 4th if there.