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Should the Chargers draft Ronnie Hillman?


It seems like it’s been forever since last season ended, doesn’t it?

Since free agency started, our beloved GM (sarcasm) has actually been acting like a normal GM and made some decent signings.

Back up running back has been a controversial topic since the departure of Darren Sproles and now Mike Tolbert. Several free agent RBs have visited here but Smith has yet to make a move regarding that position.

According to a San Diego Union Tribune article, Smith is in no hurry to sign a backup running back. He says that the back up running back position is “kind of on the back burner right now”.
He also says that there are other positions that are more important at the moment. Like the D-line and the O-line. I agree.
He goes on to say that “We have time” and “As long as the veteran list is big of people we like and they keep calling constantly because they’d like to be a part of this team, we’re OK. If everybody starts coming off that veteran list, between now and the draft, then I think you’re going to start seeing some signings. And if you don’t, that’s not a good sign for a lot of those NFL vets.”

Now that the draft is almost upon us, everyone has their opinions on who should be drafted when and why. I guess I’m no different.

I’ve been asking you Chargers fans what your opinion is on different players we should draft and one name that keeps coming up is Ronnie Hillman. This guy is special. Smith should draft him. Turner should use him like he used Darren Sproles and together with Ryan Mathews, our offense would be explosive.

Use the first couple of picks on defense and if Hillman is still available, get him.

What do you think, should we draft Hillman if he’s still available or should the Chargers just concentrate on defense?

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  • BrandonReisinger

    I really like Hillman! I don’t think he will be there for us in the 3rd rd though, he had a solid performance at the combine and turned a lot of heads. I think LMJ is more likely to be there, and i would be happy with that pick as well. Hillman would be huge value out of the 3rd if it did work out though!

    • wulffman68

      I hope hillman is here. He is one of those game changer kinda guys.

  • 619chargers4life

    Completely under the Radar, Hillman is. where ever he goes he is going to be a steal. and i really hope that its here in san diego

    • RMainwaring

       @619chargers4life  I read that the Broncos are interested in him. It would suck watching the Chargers play against him twice a year.

  • zeus619

    Chargers should target Hillman in the 4th round. I believe he’ll still be available around the 4th. I also believe he’ll be a steal.

  • MikeTuck

    If he’s still available in the 4th round they grab him. Smith has no alligence to the SD area, but if Hillman or James are around in the 3-4 round there’s a chance.

  • MikeTuck

    Yes, 4th round Hillman will be a Charger. San Diego the City not their Colleges have produced some of the best RB’s in History. Hillman didn’t go to USC but I think he’s the Sproles factor for the chargers. The Chargers could use a back like Hillman backing up Mathews and McClain.

  • RussellGrant

    OK, so if he’s there in the 4th round, I’d say bring him in.  He’d be a great change of pace back.

  • wulffman68

    Hillman would be a great pick up. He is a game changer and would add an extra dimension to the bolts that they desperately need.

  • DonnieFoster

    3rd round …… we have to get this done …. more important we gotta get this done ! Ronnie Hillman is a steal !

    • RMainwaring

       @DonnieFoster I think he’ll be special in the NFL.

  • RMainwaring

    Hillman reminds me of Barry Sanders a little with his elusiveness. I really hope A.J. gets him. I’m afraid that another team might get him early though. Either way I think he’ll be another Marshall Faulk no matter who gets him.