Los Angeles Chargers: 2011 NFL Draft Retrospective

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(Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
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Los Angeles Chargers 2011 NFL Draft Retrospective, rounds 6 & 7:

Sixth-round selection: Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut

The Chargers did not have a selection in the fourth or fifth round in 2011 and instead, we are jumping straight into the last two rounds of the draft.

We start with a fairly big letdown as well as Jordan Todman seemed like he was going to be a talented late-round running back that absolutely could have been a rotational back at the least in the NFL.

He was waived in October and signed to the practice squad. He bounced around a few teams and never established a true place in the NFL.

  • Grade: F
  • Could have drafted: Jason Kelce

Sixth-round selection: Stephen Schilling, G, Michigan

The Chargers’ second sixth-round selection was not any better than the first. Stephen Schilling played three seasons for the Chargers, started a grand total of two games and was nothing more than a depth option for the offensive line.

He was a security blanket on the depth chart, that is about it. Luckily, the only notable player the team missed out on is currently on the team, so I cannot fail this selection.

  • Grade: C-
  • Could have drafted: Virgil Green

Seventh-round selection: Andrew Gachkar, LB, Missouri

Andrew Gachkar was a depth linebacker for four years with the Chargers and with all things considered, you cannot hate this selection. He was not on the field often but he was talented enough to stay on the depth chart, which is all you can really ask out of a seventh-round pick.

He even started five games in 2014 and while he was not a great option, he was not terrible either and with no late seventh-round sleepers, this pick is just fine.

  • Grade: C
  • Could have drafted: N/A

Overall draft grade: C-

Because the Chargers got a solid starter with the first-round pick this draft gets a C- grade. However, if Liuget would have been a bust and would not have been a starter for so long, then this easily would have been a failing draft.

Some of the selections are fine for where they are in the draft, but not a single person outside of Liuget sticks out and most were disappointments.

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The Los Angeles Chargers cannot afford to have a showing like this in the 2020 NFL Draft.