Los Angeles Chargers 2010 NFL Draft Retrospective: Rounds 5 & 7
Fifth-round selection: Cam Thomas, DT, North Carolina
Cam Thomas was a rotational defensive tackle for multiple years for the Los Angeles Chargers and started becoming more of an impactful player towards the end of his tenure. In his last season in LA, 2013, he started a career-high 10 games and posted a career-high 5 approximate value on Pro Football Reference.
The fifth round in this year’s draft was rather thin and with only one real miss, the Chargers cannot get a bad grade for this selection.
- Grade: C
- Could have drafted: Reshad Jones
Fifth-round selection: Jonathan Crompton, QB, Tennessee
Jonathan Crompton had virtually no career with the Los Angeles Chargers. He was cut during the last cuts of the preseason and was signed to the practice squad only to be released three days later. He never started a game in the NFL.
- Grade: F
- Could have drafted: Marshall Newhouse
Seventh-round selection: Dedrick Epps, TE, Miami
Just like Crompton, Epps never had a career with the Chargers. He was released by the team and signed by the Miami Dolphins in September 2010 and managed to get a grand total of 33 snaps in the NFL.
- Grade: F
- Could have drafted: Kavell Conner, Kurt Coleman
Overall grade: C
Another ‘meh’ draft by the Los Angeles Chargers. Outside of the last two picks, which are the least important of the entire draft, the Chargers did not have any bad selections in this draft, they just did not have any great ones, either.
A showing like this would not be good enough in the 2020 NFL Draft, but we cannot say that they failed the draft.