Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

81 Days Until the NFL Draft

Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports


I know that I can only speak for myself, but it is safe to assume that I am not the only football fan that is ready for the NFL draft.

It would be a serious understatement to say that this is an extremely important draft for the Chargers.

Although free agency will help the team decide who to select and where to select them, we could see the new regime in San Diego draft strictly based on the best player available. Knowing that the Chargers have a number of needs, it may be difficult to stick to the best player available policy in this year’s draft.

In addition to the obvious needs on the offensive line, the Chargers will have holes at inside linebacker, outside linebacker, running back, strong safety, cornerback, and depth at many positions.

That may sound a bit overwhelming, but it can being handled appropriately by playing our cards right in both free agency and the draft.

As we talked about on San Diego Sports Junkies the other night, we really have no clue about what to expect from the likes of Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy in regards to filling out the 53 man active roster and 8 man practice squad.

The level of excitement leading up to the draft is escalating rather quickly. I am a huge fan of the draft and I am one of those people that watches all seven rounds. I watch the draft primarily on NFL Network, but switch to ESPN during commercials.

That being said, myself and a group of 8 people, including BoltBeat.com’s very own Greg Williams, are strongly considering to attend the first two days of the event at Radio City Music Hall. It is most certainly something that is on my bucket list.

As we count down the days until April 26th, we here at BoltBeat.com will do our best to keep the readers informed about all things draft and, of course, anything Bolts related.


Thanks a lot for reading.





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  • Preston Niedert

    Use free agecey for sortain holes and the draft for the other parts

  • 619chargers4life

    that would be awesome to go to the draft . i might have to steal that one from ur bucket list and add it to mine lol

  • Joey Nicks

    Yo thinking about going myself keep me posted!!! At bare minimum we can meet up for a drink or something! 20 mins out from the city!

  • veazy

    Are you gonna boo Roger Goodell if you go?

  • JoseSD

    I’ve checked out a couple mock drafts and i’m confused can anyone tell me why the chargers pick 11th but pick 13 in round 2 and 14th in round 3