August 3, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith talks with offensive lineman Kris Dielman (68) at training camp at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

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Guess won’t have to wait long to get acquainted with the team and facilities. He spoke with the Chargers’ traveling secretary on Tuesday and was told to catch a plane and be in San Diego on Thursday.



I heard bits and pieces of A.J. Smith’s interview with Darren Smith yesterday and thought that there was enough good information in there to warrant one of these radio interview breakdowns, so let’s get to it.

Value is a term thrown around quite liberally at the time of the NFL Draft, but no matter what your definition of the word value is, there’s no denying the fact that the San Diego Chargers made a number of value picks in this year’s selection extravaganza. It’s easy to get caught up in team needs and reach for players of a particular position rather than being patient and waiting out the ebb and flow of the draft. The 2012 draft class is one that could give General Manager A.J. Smith a real opportunity to cement his legacy as the Bolts’ GM and leaves no excuses for Head Coach Norv Turner should he not get the job done again this season in San Diego.

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