Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers: 2014 NFL Draft Retrospective

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers enters the stadium before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers enters the stadium before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

Rounds 5-7

Fifth-round selection: Ryan Carrethers, DT, Arkansas State

The Los Angeles Chargers did not have a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and the team might as well have not had a fifth-round pick, either, as Ryan Carrethers did not have a long career with the team that drafted him.

Carrethers was on the team for three years and appeared in a total of 24 games, but only started three and was not great while he was in. He never recorded a sack, recorded just two tackles for loss and played in seven, 22 and five percent of the defensive snaps in his three seasons.

Sixth-round selection: Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State

The Los Angeles Chargers have recent success with late-round running backs as Justin Jackson was a seventh-round pick and Austin Ekeler was undrafted. This is not part of the success story.

Marion Grice was released and signed to the practice squad in September and the Arizona Cardinals then claimed him. He never appeared on the Chargers, only carried the ball 15 times in his career with the Cardinals and was a wasted selection.

Seventh-round selection: Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor

Want to talk about a wasted pick? Look at Tevin Reese. The Chargers waived Reese just a few months after drafting him in late-August and Reese never appeared in an NFL game. Granted, it was one of the last picks in the draft, but there were better options available.

Overall draft grade: F

The Los Angeles Chargers cannot get anything more than an F with this draft class. While some of it was pure bad luck because of injuries, the Chargers did not get a single player in the draft that contributing anything outside of Jason Verrett’s one Pro Bowl season.

Next. 2015 NFL Draft Retrospective

Luckily, the team did find a diamond in the rough in Adrian Phillips, who was an undrafted free agent, but that was the only promising thing from this draft and even Phillips took years to turn into a productive player.

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