Chargers Trade Up To Select LSU SS Brandon Taylor

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy (42) carries the ball as LSU Tigers safety Brandon Taylor (18) attempts to tackle him during the BCS National Championship game at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

The Chargers traded with the Miami Dolphins for the 73rd pick in the draft to select LSU S Brandon Taylor. They traded away their 78th and 183rd pick.

ALl of a sudden AJ recognized picking players from big time programs and with a nice track record! I LOVE IT!

Here is the scouting report from Pro Football Weekly:


Very good size — lean, muscular build. Athletic. Reads and reacts. Runs the alley. Good body control and ball skills to play the ball in the air. Consistent intensity. Outstanding personal and football character — well-respected by teammates and coaches. Cares about the game, is coachable and takes care of his body.


Has a cornerback build and lacks bulk. Average speed and leaping ability. Stiff in transition and showed poor agility at the Combine 3-cone drill, clocking a time of 7.32 seconds. Inconsistent physicality and results as a tackler — does not always arrive under control to break down. Has man-cover limitations.


A lean, high-cut, try-hard, character player who was LSU’s defensive leader as a senior. Has make-it qualities to stick as a reserve/special-teams player if he tackles more consistently