Apr 27, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers first round draft pick Melvin Ingram speaks to the media at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

2012 NFL Draft: Chargers Draft Picks Recap


Here is the listing of the San Diego Chargers selections in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Round 1: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
Round 2: Kendall Reyes, DE, Connecticut
Round 3:  Brandon Taylor, SS, LSU
Round 4: Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
Round 5: Johnnie Troutman, OG, Penn State
Round 7: David Molk, C, Michigan
Round 7: Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State

The Bolts are also working the phones to bring in some undrafted free agents. We have those signings listed here: Stay Updated With The San Diego Chargers Undrafted Free Agency Signings

What do you think of what A.J. Smith did in this draft? What are your thoughts?

The staff will be coming out with our opinions on a post soon.

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  • Bleu

    our first 3 picks are definately great picks as well as the acquisition of Ledarius Green. guess we will address our rb need with a ufa. We had a descent draft and to my surprise as usual we didnt get any of the players we were projected to take in those rediculous mock drafts. i think the ss we tool taylor from lsu was and is an underrated player and i truly believe he may be what we have ben needing for so long. he is a great tackler in run support and is a descent open field tackler i also think he has the skillset neccesary to defend most tight ends in the league. once again it all is up to our coaching staff. Eweddle should be a great teacher and mentor for the kid not mention the veteran bixby whom we  also acquired.  i wish that we would of taken a corner but i am happy they went and greabbed a few olinemen….. Lets see what we do in udfa next lets go baby!………….

    • zeus619

      @Bleu There are still some corners left that we can target as undrafted fa like C.Minnifield, Leonard Johnson, and Ryan Steed.

      • zeus619

        R.steed is now a jet.

  • zeus619

    AJ did a Great job this year. Defense was the main focus in this draft, players like Ingram and Reyes will make an immediate impact. Were as B.Taylor will be a solid special teams player with the opportunity to get some time at SS. The offensive line prospects we drafted weren’t bad either, really liked D.Molk pick should be a solid backup to Hardwick and maybe successor. Green was an incredible deal in the fourth, he is athletic with good receiving skills with gates as his mentor that could be an effective pairing. Baker is another solid player.

  • RussellGrant

    great draft. AJ did himself proud. Keep pulling in free agents for need. Now Norv needs to coach.

  • 1961 Fan

    If the Bolts do not make the playoffs then the draft is meaningless. I go on results, and as fans, we go into our six year of the Norv Turner experiment. It should have been three years, but Dean Spanos
    thought so highly of Smith and Turner he extended their contracts. What good NFL head coach would want to go to a team that just fired a very good coach that finished the season at 14-2. Looking on past drafts and after each one the staff did the rah rah thing to convince the fans that they made the
    correct choices. If the Chargers go deep into the playoffs then Spanos can ride the remaining years
    (2 on Turner & 3 on Smith) on the contracts and see where the team is at the end of those terms.
    Spanos ate the last year of Shottenheimer’s contract (4 Million) and does not want to do it again. His
    indecision has cost him a fan base and made it necessary to extend the season ticket payment
    schedule from three payments to five. Now we see Smith and Turner all over the Network Sports
    programs going on about the Chargers chances because of these great choices in the draft. I say
    show me the Lombardi Trophy next February or shut your pie hole.