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How Tom Telesco has built the Chargers

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It has been 3 years since Tom Telesco has joined the Chargers.  When he came here he made it clear that he would build the team through the draft.  Is that what he has done?  And what else has he done that he has not told us?

74% of the players that will be on the Chargers roster at the start of the season will have been brought in by Telesco and McCoy.

One thing that becomes clear when you look at the numbers is this is now Telesco and McCoy’s team.  74% of the players that will be on the Chargers roster at the start of the season will have been brought in by them.

As for building through the draft.  Of the players they have brought in, its about 50% free agents and 50% draft picks and UDFA.

Here are the numbers… (and if they are a little off, its because I went off of memory on some of this.  Feel free to point out corrections.)

Of the players that TT and McCoy have brought in, its been about 50% free agents and 50% draft picks and UDFA

From Free Agency – 19From the AJ era – 14From the Draft – 14Undrafted Free Agents – 4Trade – 1

Offensive LineKing Dunlap – FAOrlando Franklin – FAChris Watt – DraftJohnnie Troutman – Pre TTDJ Fluker – DraftTrevor Robinson – FAChris Hairston – FAMichael Huey – FAJeremiah Sirles – UDFA

Running BacksMelvin Gordon – DraftDanny Woodhead – FABranden Oliver – UDFA

Wide ReceiverStevie Johnson – FAKeenan Allen – DraftMalcom Floyd – Pre TTAustin Pettis – FADontrelle Inman – FAJacoby Jones – FA

Tight EndsAntonio Gates – Pre TTLadarius Green – Pre TTDavid Johnson – FAJohn Phillips – FA

QuarterbackPhillip Rivers – Pre TTKellen Clemens – FA

Defensive LineCorey Liuget – Pre TTKendall Reyes – Pre TTSean Lissemore – TradeRicardo Mathews – FARyan Carrethers – DraftDarius Philon – Draft

Outside LinebackerMelvin Ingram – Pre TTJeremiah Attaochu – DraftTourek Williams – DraftCordarro Law – FAKyle Emanuel – Draft

Inside LinebackersDonald Butler – Pre TTManti Teo – DraftKavell Conner – FADenzel Perryman – Draft

CornerbacksBrandon Flowers – FAJason Verrett – DraftStevie Williams – DraftChris Davis – UDFAPatrick Robinson – FACraig Mager – Draft

SafetyEric Weddle – Pre TTJimmy Wilson – FADarrell Stucky – Pre TTJahleel Addae – UDFA

Kicker Nick Novak – Pre TT

Punter Mike Scifres – Pre TT

Long Snapper Mike Windt – Pre TT

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