MORE Possible Late Round Draft Choices For The Chargers

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In part one of this series, I went in depth on only three players that the Bolts might target in the latter rounds of the draft. There are quite a few that I know they have met with, and could still be on their board. Things are always changing, before draft day, from week to week. But, most teams know what players they are “sold on” before the days that lead up to the draft. They have scouted them all year, and have been over their game tape.

Aside from recent off-the-field issues, injury concerns, or having a horrible combine/interview/pro day.. there is probably little that will sway a team from what they already know about a player. Obviously, teams will fall in & out of love with certain players, but they already have a decent idea of who they will take, once free agency has settled down. The Chargers did very little in free agency, except for sign their own players, so not much has changed since December.

I am going to add more players this time, and keep the descriptions to a minimum. Please forgive me for this, but I want to “try” to keep it short & sweet. Here are some players that could be wearing powder blue, after next week.

 

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  • Diegoblue

    Chandler Jones or Robert Herron would be nice additions to the passing game.

    • tubbs45

      How about Isaiah Burse out of Fresno St. WR with returner skills. Future slot/back up return guy?
      http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/isaiah-burse?id=2543586

      • Diegoblue

        I like his film I would invite him to camp but I wouldn’t draft him if Jones or Herron is available late but who knows he could come into camp and light it up

      • Diegoblue

        I like his film I would invite him to camp but I wouldn’t draft him if Jones or Herron is available late but who knows he could come into camp and light it up

  • Stefanie Smith

    Here is a little factoid that has shown up. There isn’t a single quarterback after the third round since 2006 that has been a long-term starter.

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    I think Dexter McDougle could make this list as well. He’s got some issues but I think he could be something with a little coaching.

    • Sergio Quintero

      Nice choice as 4-5 round guy, as the 2nd corner they can bring in.

      • Marcel West-Bailey

        I saw him going as a UDFA actually on CBS and NFL.com has his as a 6-7th rounder. If he falls that low I think he’ll be a steal. And if he’s an UDFA….possibly a bigger steal than Allen if he pans out

  • Eli Rodriguez

    Cody Hoffman or Ladamion Washington?

    • Diegoblue

      Washington has more speed but I would go with Hoffman who is a more complete WR

  • Nick in PB

    Peter, love the fact that you are covering “fringe” and latter round
    players. It’s nice to see what these guys can bring to the table. I
    would also like to mention Ladamian Washington out of my favorite
    school, Mizzou. 6’4″ and a 4.4 40 guy. Outside guy and he’s tough. Would
    be a great late round pick.

    • tubbs45

      He could be a very nice addition with that kind of speed and great hands. Got to love the scout quotes about him, ” Can threaten vertically and has explosive, big-play ability. Very competitive. Emotional leader driven to succeed. Very hard worker. Willing blocker.”

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

      I figured it might bring the latter rounds into focus. I know the Chargers have approached all of these guys. There are so many players that could help the team out there, and I’m sure they have talked to a a bunch that I am missing. That’s why it’s nice to see people sound off in the comments section! Interesting thing is that they are talking to a lot of late round defensive ends, and wide receivers. I wonder if their plan is to pick one of these guys who can help in the return game?

      • tubbs45

        Howard Jones LB out of Shepherd has some serious upside for a late rounder, though I know that he is already on a lot of radars with his speed and strength.

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

          I should write a “fan favorites” article… lol. LOVE all of the discussion!

    • Sergio Quintero

      Another late round WR how about Jeff Janis, the guy is 6’3 220lbs and ran under 4.4 at the combine, plus he’s had 2 straight over 1,500 yard seasons at Saginaw Valley, the criticism is average hands, but maybe the best work ethic amongst WR’s I would bet on a guy who works with that skill set.

  • tubbs45

    Love Chandlor Jones. How about Matt Armstrong Center out of Grand Valley St. With a little more time in the weight room, plenty of practice team reps and a few more steaks he might be that tough guy in the middle we’ll need
    But we may need to hire personal stylist if we pick up Ethan Westbrooks, WTH… That picture is just kind of creepy…
    http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/staffpicks/Animated_GIFs/startrek-1.gif

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

      Right? He kinda looks like a crazier Tracy Morgan.. if that is even possible.. lol.

      • tubbs45

        hahahahahaha. I thought it might have been some sort of joke picture.

  • Rob Base

    I would be ecstatic if Bolts took Herron, Saunders or Jones! All 3 are play makers. Herron in the slot would be sick! Saunders or Jones for KR duties. 4 more days!

    • Sergio Quintero

      Any of those 3 would be awesome

    • Diegoblue

      I agree absolute Playmakers.. And that’s what exactly what we need

  • Rob Base

  • tubbs45

    Still love Phillip Gaines CB out of Rice… could be a real steal 4-5….

    • Sergio Quintero

      Sorry Tubbs most major mocks have him in the 2nd round, Kiper had him going 56th in his latest mock, cbs had him in the 2nd this week as well, he’s at worst an early 3rd.

      • tubbs45

        no need to apologize, I’m not saying he’ll be there, I’m saying he would be a steal in the later rounds…

        • Sergio Quintero

          If you want him he wont come cheap, 2nd round no later. I would be really surprised he makes the chargers pick in the 3rd.

          • tubbs45

            There are always surprises, that much we can be sure of…

    • gpack17

      Sorry but i have seen a lottttt of mocks and draft boards with Phillip, not to be confused with EJ, Gaines going in round 2…

  • Sergio Quintero

    The 3 corners I like with high ceillings from rounds 2-4 are the aforementioned Philip Gaines, Pierre Desir & Walt Aikens, all 3 are tall and run 4.5 and under. In case the chargers don’t take a corner in the first (go get Barr Telesco), those are the 3 guys I’m keeping an eye on.

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

      Not bad at all.

    • BoltNative

      Sergio, Pierre Desir ran an official 4.59 at the combine, benched only 11 times, and vertical of only 35″. A little slow and weak for CB his size but does have the height/length for the position and could possibly do well in the league. With Steve Williams coming back (he’s like our version of Verrett, if we don’t go CB in the first, then we should in the second IMO. I’m liking Rashaad Reynolds, Keith McGill, Dontae Johnson, or Jaylen Watkins (in that order). All with the right speed, size, strength, vertical leaping ability, and skills.

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    Robert Herron please.

  • blu3ny3llow

    For the later rounds or UDFAs I like DEs Chris Whaley Texas…Tenny Palepoi Utah…Jay Bromley Syracuse. ..NTs Ryan Carruthers Arkansas state…..Zach Kerr Delaware. ….OLs Kenarious Gates Georgia….Matt Feiler Bloomsburg….Cornelius Lucas Kansas State…..

  • BoltNative

    I’m glad you brought up the DE issue of the Chargers and it would be a good idea for them to actually, objectively compete for their positions. I’ve always said that an above average NT would help them as well as virtually the rest of the defense significantly. Where the Chargers pick NT is anyone’s guess e.g. rounds 1-3.? But they have to get one as well as at least one DE. Perhaps a Kelsey Quarles, DaQuan Jones, Daniel McCullers, Kareem Martin would do nicely.