Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen participates in a passing drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Draft QB Brad Sorensen in 7th Round


The San Diego Chargers added a quarterback in the draft to compete for the backup role or he could be used as a 3rd quarterback on the roster. Norv Turner liked to run with 2 quarterbacks the whole season, but a lot of staffs around the league like to have 3 on the roster.

The Chargers drafted Southern Utah QB Brad Sorensen in the 7th Round today to complete their draft. Sorensen is a strong armed quarterback that will sit back in the pocket and sling it.

Here is the scouting report off of CBS Sports for you:

Strengths: Looks the part of an NFL quarterback with good height, broad shoulders and a thick build throughout. Possesses at least average arm strength, including the ability to drive the ball to the sideline from the opposite hash. Shows some touch down the seam and the sideline, generally leading his receivers towards the open field and away from the defender. Athletic to buy time in the pocket and yet alert enough to take off and get yardage when the defense allows it.
Weaknesses: Has a tendency to fade back as pressure comes to him, rather than stepping up into the pocket to avoid. Success came in a largely shotgun-based offense. Footwork needs refining. Doesn’t step into his throws consistently enough so his passes tend to wobble. Played well against lower level competition but struggled when facing FBS speed.

Compares To: Tom Brandstater, QB, St. Louis Rams

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  • Preston Niedert

    The last two picks were for depth only. All in all the chargers 2013 draft is off to a good start but a LT was a need hope they sign one in free agnecy.

  • tiiiiiiiiiiit11

    We could have selected a starting safety in Tony Jefferson or Bacarri Rambo, instead of picking a roster-hopeful pass rusher and a mormon qb that will never see the field and rival clipboard jesus.

    • veazy

      Sucks for Tony Jefferson. He deserves to be drafted higher than the 7th round, but I hope the Chargers can get him as a UDFA.

  • [email protected]

    Bray would have been better depth then this guy even renfree

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

      Something happened to Bray. I thought he was rated pretty good. He probably feels so bad. They have such high hopes on draft day. They all don’t expect to go top 10, but not many expect not to be drafted. It has to be awful.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Bray has attitude problems. Seems kind of like a bratty teammate. Wouldn’t fit with this new team Telesco is building.

      • [email protected]

        Ohhhh ok makes sense then and I was hoping we woulda signed matt scott but that or collin klein we coulda got smh I wish they would have gotten one of them not this dude we got even reddick we coulda got with that 7th round pick

        • [email protected]

          Stupid phone always makes my sentences look silly or unable to understand hope some of you can read it because I dont think ima write that big paragraph all over again lol

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            I sometimes vote down on posts because of the phone when trying to select reply… Ha

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        Interesting

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    We deffinetly need one more solid draft and were good, I wonder if you can cut Royal/Clary/Whitehurst to free up some cash for FA’s or do we sign a bunch of UDFA’s ?

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

      I don’t think Clary will free up any cash. Same for Royal.

      go to overthecap.com and you can get each team’s and each players salary and how it will affect the cap. Dead money is also listed.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Exactly on that same website it says we would actually save 2.3 mil in cap space by releasing Clary and 1.5 mil by releasing Royal. 1.3 for Whitehurst

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Consider royal gone! Whitehurst a possibility

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

            I know you, Arnie, and I have been talking about the Royal cut for some time… Does it happen now or later is the question?

    • arnie

      I think Telesco is going the UDFA route to round out the roster. However i’d bet one of those players you mentioned, is going to be jobless by the end of camp.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    We just signed:Purdue CB Josh Johnson
    Georgia NT Kwame Geathers

    • arnie

      Where did you hear that?

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        NFL trade rumors has a running list of UDFA signing right after the draft, we must of had a list of names ready by the phone. Matt Scott went to the Jags

        • arnie

          Gotta get that app. Thanks.

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

    I heard McCoy give a short interview on NFL Network. They asked if this year whether this is Rivers’ final year–like a curtain call. He said No. Phillip will be with this team for a long time-many years.

    McCoy likes Rivers and he likes Rivers a lot.

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

      I caught that too.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Yeah that was nice to see.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    We just signed:

    Cornell WR Luke Tasker

    Sierra College WR Courtney Gardner

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Sierra College the JC guy we scouted?

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    We just signed : Virginia Tech OT Nick Becton

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

    That’s two Mormons we signed. TT is going clean cut! Is it me, or do some of his reports sound exactly like Rivers? Tall.. not very mobile.. awkward throwing motion.. likes to throw it up to receivers, and let them battle for it.. he sometimes underthrows balls.. willing to carry the team on his shoulders.

    Guess we won’t have to change the scheme, if he is the new backup… LMAO!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Sounds perfect!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-P-Derrick/1654577989 James P Derrick

      2? How many wives do they have? Lol

  • Gunnar Martin

    That wasn’t a very good scouting report of him. I read one somewhere else just recently, but I can’t remember where it was so I can’t give you guys the link :( Anyways, he seems very capable of backing up Rivers and we can save 2.5 mil in cap space by releasing Whitehurst. Let’s do it!

    • RussinSactown

      I was thinking that this might be the end of Whitehurst. I can live with that.

      • Gunnar Martin

        I looked into it a bit further and cutting Clipboard Jesus would only save 1.3 mil in cap space, but that’s still quite beneficial. It’s not like he does anything significant as our backup to Rivers anyways.

  • Boltdaddy007

    Really was hoping we picked Chris Faulk LT LSU with this pick, Big guy undrafted because of injury damn you cleveland ! maybe we can cut clipboard jesus and use the money for Mount Mkinnie!

  • 1961 Fan

    Don’t believe what McCoy says, the entire staff is concerned about Rivers confidence. That issue may remain if the Bolts do not solve the Left Tackle problem. I would be surprised if Rivers is the QB in 2015, he will probably play out his contract and his ability to be productive. Remember Drew Brees was Mary’s guy, but A. J. Smith had to have Rivers.