Should The Chargers Draft Dre Kirkpatrick Or Another Corner?
Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
The general consensus is that the Chargers should concentrate on the defense in the upcoming draft and I agree.
On the defense back end, Quentin Jammer is getting old by professional football standards (32) and is entering his 10th season. Without an interception for the first time since his rookie season, it’s apparent that he has lost a step.
On the other sideline, I’m not a big fan of Antoine Cason. Last season he got burned so many times he should have been wearing a flame emblem on his helmet rather than a lightning bolt and Turner benched him in favor of Marcus Gilchrist for a game.
Gilchrist showed some promise but he still needs more playing time. I haven’t seen enough of Shareece Wright to even have an opinion.
Is the lack of performance by the cornerbacks the fault of having no pass rush? Partly, but I still think we’re weak in the cornerback area.
If Dre Kirkpatrick is still available, he would be ideal but that’s a big “if”. Janoris Jenkins might be a good pick if you rate him on pure football ability but he may have some character issues. He would probably be available at pick 18.
The question is: do the Chargers use their first pick on a good pass rusher or on a talented cornerback?