Should the Chargers Draft Safety Harrison Smith?

By FanSided Staff

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

While the safety class in this years draft seems weak, Harrison Smith is one of the top free safety candidates in the 2012 draft.

According to a scouting report, in the past three years he’s had mixed reviews. He’s had good some good performances against very good teams and has had some forgettable games as well. Smith had a decent performance at the Senior Bowl and the Combine, showing blazing speed and good physicality. He covers the field well and is good against the run.

On the downside, he didn’t have a single interception in 2011 and his playmaking abilities are inconsistent but who knows what impovements he can make with a little coaching. He’s probably not a first round pick but maybe an early to middle second rounder. If the Chargers were to draft him, he could be a starter soon and make a good tandem with Eric Weddle.

Should the Chargers draft him? He might not be around when we select in the second round, should we move up in the draft to take him OR should we just hold our ground and look to draft a different safety?