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San Diego Chargers show interest in Jay Ajayi

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The San Diego Chargers have shown interest in Boise St. RB Jay Ajayi

The San Diego Chargers need to add a new running back to the roster. Ryan Mathews took his ball and left to Philadelphia. He will be running with DeMarco Murray and Darren Sproles now.

With Ryan out of the mix, the team has Branden Oliver, Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown on the roster to take hold of the running game duties. The team is still interested in adding another back onto the roster to take carries. One of the possibilities will be Boise State RB Jay Ajayi during the draft.

Boise State held their Pro Day on Wednesday and the Chargers running back coach Ollie Wilson ran the drills with Ajayi. The Chargers got an up close look at the back.

Chargers RB coach Olie Wilson working with Jay Ajayi at Boise State's pro day: http://t.co/eK3czzwxBn

— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) March 18, 2015

The team also had dinner with Ajayi on Tuesday night. There is an obvious interest in him as a possible draft selection and it seems that the Chargers are interested in taking a back in the first couple of rounds of the draft. Ajayi could be the guy that they want to add.

San Diego Chargers met with/had dinner with Jay Ajayi/RB/Boise State last night….more in a few

— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 18, 2015

If the Chargers were to add Jay Ajayi onto the roster, they would likely be interested in taking him in the 2nd round. Would he be available when the Chargers turn comes up in that round?

The 2nd round has been Tom Telesco’s favorite round to move up in order to make a selection. If there is a possibility of the team losing their guy, Telesco will be more than happy to throw a 4th round selection to a team in order to pick him up.

Ajayi would be a solid addition to the Chargers backfield. He has good hands and would make plays in the passing game for Philip Rivers. He could share running responsibilities with the other guys that are already on the roster.

What do you think of taking Jay Ajayi in the 2nd round? Should the Chargers be interested in him or go another direction at running back?

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