Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Telesco went in front of the media today to talk about the upcoming draft and other things football. He shared a lot of insight on his approach going into the draft.
Going into the draft at pick 25, he believes that the team needs to be flexible. He has no idea on what the team will do at pick 25 since he isn’t sure who will be available. They have to be willing to see all kinds of things happen before pick 25 because the player that they want might not be there. The team has to be willing to move out of that spot if the opportunity presents itself.
The team doesn’t rank the team needs 1,2 3 going into the draft and would rather rank the prospects that are on the board. If the team was looking at team needs going into the draft last season, then we wouldn’t have Keenan Allen on the roster.
The team has Malcom Floyd on their depth chart right now, but the team is not afraid of adding another receiver to the roster. “The more the merrier.” Getting more weapons for Philip Rivers is always a good thing.
Telesco does look at the NFL Mock drafts from certain people. It gives him an idea on where players could land and can give him a little insight on who will be available when their selection is up.
The press conference should be available up on Chargers.com soon, but those were some of the highlights.