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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