Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Shareece Wright (29) celebrates at the end of the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers should not draft a corner in the first round of the draft.
“Isn’t that the biggest need for the Chargers!?! You are stupid and that makes no sense!” – some dude that has never heard me say my half crazy things
Seriously! The depth at the corner position in this draft is deep and the level of talent from the first round to the next round is not that different. We can’t say the same for the other positions in the draft. Who is even the top corner in this draft?
Darqueze Dennard? Justin Gilbert? Jason Verrett? Those guys might not be available by the time we select in the draft. Is Pierre Desir, Stanley Jean-Baptiste or Keith McGill that big of a difference from who would be available in the first?
Why waste a first round draft pick for a corner that you can get in the next round, when you can upgrade other positions on the roster?
The Chargers could pick up a linebacker, a defensive tackle, a safety or a top wide receiver at that selection and still get a corner later in the draft. There are plenty of different directions that the Chargers could go with that selection and corner doesn’t seem to be the best direction.