San Diego Chargers 2014 Draft Priority

December 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) reacts after a stop during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Eric D Williams on ESPN feels that the Chargers biggest need in the draft this offseason is at outside linebacker. Here are his thoughts:

San Diego also could use help in the defensive backfield and on the offensive line, but securing an elite pass-rusher off the edge is the team’s most pressing need heading into the 2014 draft. With Dwight Freeney out for the season with a torn quad, Melvin Ingram rehabbing from ACL knee surgery and Larry English not playing to the level of his draft status (No. 16 overall in 2009), the Chargers need an elite athlete who can create consistent pressure off the edge of the defense.

Outside linebacker AGAIN!? Why is this always at the top of our list? Next season, we will have Dwight Freeney back, Melvin Ingram back and Jarret Johnson on the roster. I wonder if we even stick with the 3-4 defense next season. That might be the bigger question with the defense.

As much as I would love another pass rusher on the defense, we need to fix the secondary! The secondary is in shambles. Derek Cox has been horrid. He has to step up in the final 8 games of the season. If he is unable to, then we have to move on in another direction.

The safety play next to Eric Weddle has been ugly. Eric Weddle ha had to put on a ton of different hats this season and has not been able to roam around and get to the football. Brandon Taylor can’t even get onto the football field. I wonder who starts next to Weddle next season. Will it be Addae or Taylor or will we draft someone.

Just get me the best player available. Get me a playmaker and we will find a spot for him to be on the field.

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  • veazy

    Right, this ESPN guy is an idiot. He says that outside linebacker is the most pressing draft need because Freeney and Ingram won’t be available until next season. Does that make sense? I know these guys don’t follow all 32 teams closely, but it takes a dumbass to write something as stupid as Eric Williams did.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      I honestly think alot of these media dudes don’t watch SD games. They see we suck at sacks by looking at stats alone and not thinking at all out side of that. If we did take a pass rusher he would be coming off the bench so maybe in the later rounds.

      • Julien Bélair

        I hear you but with that being said, Freeney might not be back and if he is we don’t know how good he will be. An ACL late in his career might even end it. On the other side Ingram is an unproven pass rusher. If we don’t draft a pass rusher early (first or second round) we may end up in the same **** we are now. I say draft CB or pass rusher in first and second (BPA)

        • Gunnar Martin

          Freeney tore a quad muscle not an ACL

          • Nick in PB

            If Freeney does come back, it likely would be as a situational pass rusher, not as a starter. If they want to pay him for that, well, that’s the big question.

      • Nick in PB

        That’s the honest truth there my friend!!! They only pay attention to us from the outside in. They really have no clue as to what is going on within the organization. In reality, every team needs a premium pass rusher, even if they already have one.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I’m with you on this one Ernie, alot of media types are saying we need a pass rusher (duh) but we have 2 on the mend at least for 2014. I really think Cam Thomas is making everyone around him worse this year. I would go NT (if Nix is there) if not best CB in the first. Then NT in the second and another CB in the 3rd or 4th. I don’t think we address every need in the draft we should try to pick up at least 1 defensive starter in FA. We have soooooo many guys coming back it’s like having a 2nd draft lol.

    Remember when everyone was healthy and everyone really questioned if this team was even a .500 team? We lost 100 guys and still a .500 team so that has got to be a good thing in some way shape or form.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      nose tackle will also be awesome… but again… if we decide to ride out this 3-4… honestly, take the best player and if we dont have the roster to run the 3-4, then we flip it

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        If they went 4-3 wouldn’t we need 2 DT’s? Freeney could be a DE, Liuget the other DE but we would need 2 DT’s and Reyes would be a bench warmer (playing like one anyways).

        • tbell11

          Liuget and Reyes would move inside and Ingram and Freeney on the end.

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            Uh I don’t think that’s how it works brotha, Reyes as a DT would be a more then complete nightmare he’s waaaay to small.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon
          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            If you guys want the entire NFL’s running game to plow right through the middle of the line then Reyes is a great idea. He’s already being run at and graded out terribly (bottom of the basement in the running game) at DE, now lets put him dead center? No way

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            ya know what, I’m wrong on this. What the hell do I know playing DT? NADA

          • CALiFORNiAkiD

            Reyes is a better fit in a 3-4 Defense.
            It hides the main weakness of his game which is stopping the run.

            But Cam Thomas absolutely sucks, I think he is by far the worst NT in the League
            Teams are running right through the middle of our defense
            Cam Thomas is getting pushed back every single time.

            Loius Nix is a special player (6’3 340) and can move really well.
            I’d take him in a heart beat

          • shayaaa

            Reyes is 6’4” and 300lbs. Can you explain how that is small?

            Last years draft class for DT’s:
            S. Floyd: 6’3” 297
            S. Lotulelei: 6’2” 311
            S. Richardson: 6’2” 294

            EDIT: Keep in mind it’s the 3-4 defense that needs the monster of a DT.

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            Ya I’m wrong, was thinking something else. Just starting to be less and less of a Reyes fan.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            yup… liuget and reyes both played dt in college

  • Calman21

    Odds are we will go BPA again…that being said I think if a good CB or NT is available we go with whoever would be better for us.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      yea… seems like telesco’s style… but i love that style

      • Calman21

        It is a better way to build the team over the long run. He doesn’t seem to reach and honestly I have liked all of his picks so far, including Te’o. He will develop into a solid started…but I doubt he will ever be a super star. He does need to gain some weight. I started this season considering it a wash. I don’t care what happens. We bomb, GREAT!!!! Better picks. We go to the play-offs, GREAT!!!!!!!! More experience for the team and a confidence builder.

        • Julien Bélair

          yes and it is a shame that we can’t see steve williams play. I had high expectation for him. He would probably start over D. Cox by now

          • Calman21

            He is a bit short, but with the way Cox has been playing I could see it.

          • Gunnar Martin

            His vertical jump and ball skills pretty much offset his lack of height. Helps that he’s physical too. Definitely an upgrade over Cox at this point.

          • Nick in PB

            Very, very quick from what I saw. I was really impressed with Williams before the injury. We need to draft another high round CB for sure. The only thing about CB’s is they may take the longest time to develop in the NFL. It’s not usually an immediate starter for those guys. You draft one and then pick up a decent F/A corner (not named Cox). Either way, I think Williams would have been our nickle guy from the start and maybe even replaced Cox by now.

  • Tazzster

    Best Defensive Player Available.
    Or… Bishop Sankey

  • tbell11

    What about an OT to protect Rivers blind side in round 1 and since CB is deep this year we’d get one in round 2 and then get a DT in round 3.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      CB isn’t deep this year and O-line is, plus Dunlap is rated the 4th best LT in the NFL. Can’t get much better then that.

      • Calman21

        I thought CB was supposed to be extremely deep this year, just no Elite guys.

        • boltingindiego

          no one really elite but their are some solid db’s this year

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      we have king dunlap for another season… and mike harris will be back again also

  • Mario Flores

    A good pass rush makes a weak secondary look good. I dont think Dwight freeney will be back with the Chargers next year. Acee already said they can terminate his contract. We have zero pass rush right now. We need an elite pass rusher/DB/NT. Lots of spots to fill. They’ll more than likely draft best available.

  • Ioane

    The biggest need the Chargers have right now in the upcoming draft is at the NT position.

    We need to find a way to draft Louis Nix. Than we can address OLB with a guy like Jeffcoat and a CB like Colvin or Diggs.

    • Derek

      How good is Louis nix really? If my memory is correct he was apart of that group of Irish that bama pushed around. He might be a developmental player and that’s deff not what we want out of the first round. I think it’s safer to get the guy out of Arizona state or the top nt out of the sec. I could be wrong but I would wait to see his reps on the bench press and his performance in the senior bowl

      • boltingindiego

        he actually had a good game. had i think at least 5 tacles and a couple tfl’s. he was only one of the few players to show up at the game.

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

        • Derek

          O! Then I’m all for it….. Still gonna pay close attention to his combine and senior bowl stats. Compare him to other star nt’s like nagata and star. I’m hoping we go nt or cb depending on which has the most talent on the board when our number is on the clock then from 3rd rd on just depth based on which position we are short on talent or players after our roster is altered via free agency

      • Gunnar Martin

        I really like Will Sutton. He is a monster pass rusher as far as nose tackles go.

        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

          I like Sutton too, he’s not had the best year though. Some mock drafts have him late 1st some have him 3rd rounder. That would be so sick to get him in the 3rd!

  • Gunnar Martin

    I’m pretty confident that we’ll be drafting a running back this offseason, not because Mathews will be gone but because Ronnie Brown will be. Personally I like Marion Grice (ASU, probably second or third round) or Ladarius Perkins (Miss. St, somewhere around the fourth round) for our offense. Both of them can take it to the house on any play, which is something I think we are really missing right now. That’d be a great complement to Woodhead.

    • Tazzster

      Bishop Sanky! If he comes out he will be a first rounder, but it may be worth it…

      • Gunnar Martin

        I really doubt he’ll be a first rounder, but he is good. Just wouldn’t want to select a running back before the first two or three rounds. It’s just smarter to nab somebody later in today’s NFL, and we could really use those early picks to upgrade our D and O-line.

        • Tazzster

          I totally agree, but with my uneducated eye the kid seems to be the complete package. He reads the hole well, he takes time to set up his blocks, he has a quick jump cut, he has speed, he catches the ball out of the back field, he can break tackles, he can make guys miss, he can punish CBs trying to tackle him and he rarely fumbles.

      • Gunnar Martin

        I really doubt he’ll be a first rounder, but he is good. Just wouldn’t want to select a running back before the first two or three rounds. It’s just smarter to nab somebody later in today’s NFL, and we could really use those early picks to upgrade our D and O-line.

    • CALiFORNiAkiD

      Lache Seashrunk and Melvin Gordan are at the top of my list.

      • Gunnar Martin

        I agree with you in the sense that they are the best in their draft class, but I was talking more in terms of best fit for our offense/most realistic we’ll end up drafting. Seastrunk and Gordon would be too high for us to pick.

  • Gunnar Martin

    What do you guys think about drafting a center this year? Obviously not to take over for next season since Hardwick has been doing great recently, but we all know that he is getting up there in age. It might be a good idea to grab his replacement in April and have him develop for a season or two.

  • chargers everythings possible

    Best player available you said , I love rivers but dont take this wrong rivers isnt getting any younger and his back up sucks, why not throw in a crazy draft choice if Marcus marriotta decided to go to draft shouldnt we at least draft an good qb this year not to replace rivers but for his future replacement , I think it would be smart idk thats my opinion

    • bolt storm!

      Or deanthony Thomas hes nice rb kr pr and wr kid has it all

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

    Can you imagine the pass rusher Tom Telesco might pick though? I’d feel safe with a strong safety, pass rusher, o-lineman, or CB in any of the first 3 rounds with this guy. I can’t wait to see Stevie Williams come back still! He just needs to make sure we get our guys, while not giving away picks. Not a fan of that.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Curious to see what happens with Gilchrist next year. Hopefully what will happen is that Taylor will start seeing his time at strong safety in actual games by the end of this season, and Gilly will be moved back to corner. Even though he still isn’t that great there either, he would probably provide more stability to our secondary if we had both him and BT on the field at the same time. I’m confident having Taylor at safety would boost our defense, especially in the turnovers category.

  • OP Bolt

    Ernie – I think you are right. TT is going to have to recover from some 2013 calls which haven’t worked out (e.g., Cox, letting both Franklin AND Garay go). He will also have to try and evaluate/guess on game day capabilities for guys on IR/PUP (e.g., Steve Williams at CB, Byron Jerideau at NT, Freeney and Mouton at LB). I think I would add Brandon Taylor to that list – not sure what we have with him at this point. In any case, I think we absolutely need a first tier CB to man up the best receiver – and that guy is not on this team now.

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