Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers: 2013 NFL Draft Retrospective

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs past cornerback Johnathan Joseph #24 of the Houston Texans and runs for a touchdown in the second quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs past cornerback Johnathan Joseph #24 of the Houston Texans and runs for a touchdown in the second quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers /

Rounds 5-7:

Fifth-round selection: Steve Williams, CB, Cal

Two rounds after selecting Keenan Allen, the Chargers selected him teammate in Steve Williams, who could not have had a more different experience with the Chargers than he actually had.

While Allen is making his stake on the franchise’s all-time list, Williams became a forgotten about draft pick. Williams played for the Chargers for two years and some change, starting four games across 32 total games.

Williams never played more than 29 percent of the defensive snaps but finished his career with two interceptions at least.

Sixth-round selection: Tourek Williams, LB, Florida International

Like Steve Williams, Tourek Williams did not have much of an impact on the Chargers. He did last longer, as he played four seasons with the Chargers, but never started a single game and never played more than 22 percent of the defensive snaps in a season.

He was not even a big part of the special teams unit, either. He finished his career with 53 combined tackles.

Seventh-round selection: Brad Sorensen, QB, Southern Utah

The Chargers drafted Brad Sorensen to add an arm to the quarterback room and he never appeared in an NFL game. After being on the depth chart for the entire 2013 season, the Chargers released Sorensen in August 2014.

With Charlie Whitehurst still on the team in 2013 and Sorensen getting released in 2014, this is kind of a wasted pick.

Overall draft grade: C

Overall, the Los Angeles Chargers did not have a great showing in this draft. Fluker did not perform up to expectations, but was not awful, trading up for Manti Te’o was not great in reflection and none of the late-round picks had any sort of impact.

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However, the Los Angeles Chargers made one of the greatest third-round selections in team history in this draft, so we cannot give it a failing grade.

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