Last Minute Draft Thoughts

Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

All eyes will be on the NFL draft tomorrow night. For Chargers fans, it’s a chance to learn about new GM Tom Telesco’s vision for the franchise. It seems like a foregone conclusion that the Chargers will draft an Offensive Tackle in the first round. But what about the other rounds? Is he open to trades? Risks?

There are a lot of holes to fill, and it will be interesting to see what Telesco sees as most important, or whom he believes is the best available player.

We all have our own opinions on what the Chargers should do, but what matters most is what Telesco believes. As fans, remember to not only see who we are drafting, but imagine the vision Telesco is sculpting with each pick and move.

So what does everything think Telesco will do?

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Crazy that nobody commented on this sooner. Especially now.

    I would think you trade up or down, or go Armstead / Warford.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    TT should be responsive to the needs of the coaches. This should not be his vision., He should be drafting the needs that have been expressed to him by the coaches. It’s not his job to express his own personal vision for the team. Mike McCoy has the vision… he tells it to Telesco. Telesco goes and gets these players, while remaining in budget. Telesco is not the coach. McCoy is. You should be seeing the vision for the team through McCoy’s decisions. Think of McCoy as setting the menu, and TT going to the grocery store to get the ingredients.

    • Nick in PB

      Good analogy Stefanie. I think it’s important for the entire organization to be on the same page. I don’t think that was the case with the former regime. The GM is the top of the food chain for any organization, next to the owner of course. I think, in this case, they communicate and find the common ground, unlike the former staff. Obviously, they talk and address the needs of the team and hopefully, have the same vision.

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