Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

SAN DIEGO – At least two Chargers have something at stake during Sunday’s AFC Championship game between Baltimore and New England.

Should the Chargers choose to search the free agent pool to fill their holes, they could improve their roster immensely. Relying on a veteran who understands the schemes, game plans, and speed of the NFL could prove to be a smart move. The Chargers have a lot of young talent and need to bring in leaders with experience, especially on defense.

San Diego native, Chargers fan and professional auto racer Nicholas Esayian felt so strongly about his favorite football team retaining head coach Norv Turner and GM AJ Smith that he paid $1000 for a full-page advertisement in the North County Times admonishing the Chargers for the lack of change.

Now that the deadline for underclassmen to enter the April 26-28 draft has passed and the list of entries has been released by the NFL, we can compile a more accurate mock draft. The only spots in the draft order that need to be determined are the final four, which will be determined through the final playoff results, and the two ties (which will be determined next month with coin flips at the Scouting Combine).