Aug 9, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; A detailed view of a San Diego Chargers helmet at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Two Things Need to Happen

The 2013 NFL draft is merely days away and GM Tom Telesco has to be ready for every scenario in the book. The areas of need and major concerns are:

Offensive Tackle – The obvious!
Offensive Guard – Also obvious!
Cornerback – Only if Shareece Wright or Marcus Gilchrist can’t manage the job.
Nose Tackle – Start right away or rotational with Cam Thomas.
Strong Safety – Pending Brandon Taylor is fully recovered, nevertheless we’ll need depth.
Inside Linebacker – Starter, unless Jonas Mouton or Bront Bird can step it up.
Outside Linebacker – Depth pass rusher behind Melvin Ingram and Jarrett Johnson.
Defensive End – Depth.

Plenty of holes to fill! First, the San Diego Chargers have to ask the question “which of the kids can be starters for us now?” Cam Thomas, Shareece Wright, Marcus Gilchrist, Brandon Taylor, Jonas Mouton and Bront Bird have done decent work as back-ups but it’s time to grow now! Melvin Ingram will also need to prove he was the right choice as our number one pick in last year’s draft and start dragging down quarterbacks to the ground.

Secondly, after our GM assesses who we can trust in, he’ll need to prioritize our needs. Fortify the line in rounds one and two then rebuild the defense in rounds three to seven. Possibly trade back a few spots in exchange for additional picks. Add on needs, talent and depth. Really think about what type of players can Mike McCoy, Ken Whisenhurst and John Pagano use to their advantage?

It’s going to be a very exciting draft since for the first time in nearly a decade we’re looking for young talent to contribute right away. Which Charger currently on the roster do you think has the abilities to be a starter this upcoming season?

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  • Stefanie Smith

    Melvin Ingram is a starter. He just has to learn to control his power a little so he doesn’t do serious damage to somebody.

    • davacho

      or draw a roughing the passer penalty

    • Cgoodness13

      You sound like roger goodell lol

  • davacho

    whisenhunt, just saying : )

    • Lee

      yea, whisenhurst? lol

    • Jonah Lee

      Dang, I’ve done that to Kenny twice already!! Thanks for the heads up, bro!!

  • Stefanie Smith

    Man, I just read about the Chargers’ worst draft picks–and the article could only cite Ryan Leaf. I read that the Junior Seau decked him in practice. This fool also got punked with a room service bill from the team mates–as a prank. He refused to pay the bill and reported the teammates to management. lol.
    Ryan Leaf was definitely a low light in Chargers’ history.

    Junior was on the Chargers’ best picks. Junior was one of our highlights.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I’m not convinced that Jarrett Johnson will be a starter next year, Ingram needs a better/faster guy to play on the other side of him……JJ is just too slow.

    • Cgoodness13

      JJ might have to move inside, English will have to start. Or English just moves to inside. Have to tolerate that for maybe a couple of seasons

      • Cgoodness13

        Who knows he might have just been all norved up and is a capable starter

      • Jonah Lee

        That’s what I thinking, why not move him inside?! Good thinking!

  • Rob Base

    I wish I could pick Telescos brain to find out what the first pick is going to be! Can’t wait!

  • Peter Thompson

    Shareece Wright.

  • Sergio Quintero

    With no Phillips or Barnes on the roster the chargers have to take a pass rusher between round 2-3. I would love to see Tank Carradine available when the chargers pick at 45.