Chargers scouts are on hand at the Senior Bowl to get a first hand look at all the talent for the upcoming draft. The Chargers scouts were seen chatting it up with BYU DE Ziggy Ansah and Clemson RB Andre Ellington yesterday, per Shane P Hallam.
Ansah is expected to be a first round draft pick but is a really raw talent. He first started playing football in 2010 after coming to the United States from Ghana. He is athletic and has excellent speed and size, but he is still learning how to play the game and still lacks football instincts.
Our biggest need is not on the defensive front, but there is a new regime in town. Tom Telesco might have other ideas on how to fix that offensive line and may want to add more power to the defensive side of the ball. Ansah shouldn’t be taken with the 11th pick, but maybe we will trade down and pick up a few more picks. There are all kinds of situations that could happen come draft day.
Andre Ellington will be available in the middle rounds of the draft. He is a smaller back that will remind Chargers fans of Darren Sproles. We have been looking to fill Darren’s role since he skipped out of town. We still have to find another back to take some carries away from Ryan Mathews. Could Ellington be the back that we look at to carry some of the load.