Chargers Hunting for Help at Wide Receiver

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 10, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) is defended by Oakland Raiders cornerback Phillip Adams (28) and linebacker Kevin Burnett (94) at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Raiders 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Based off of all the rumors coming from free agency, the San Diego Chargers are looking to add a top receiver to start opposite of Keenan Allen. Steve Smith’s name has been swirling around here. Hakeem Nicks’s name has been swirling around. Andre Roberts said that the Chargers showed interest in him. The team is looking for help out at wide receiver.

If the Chargers are unable to add a veteran wide receiver through free agency, they will likely look toward the draft to get the help that they are looking for. This season’s draft is full of talent at the wide receiver position and there should be plenty of good wide receivers when the Chargers select in the first or second round.

The team’s strength is on offense. The team’s best defense has been the offense. If Tom Telesco wants to build off of that model that he had in Indianapolis, then he will want to find another threat at the receiver position to give his best player, Philip Rivers, more weapons to work with. Indianapolis had Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison for a number of years. The Chargers have Keenan Allen and….

If the team is looking for a long-term answer, they would look at Hakeem Nicks or one of those wide receivers in the draft. If the team went after Steve Smith, they likely will still take a receiver later in the draft.