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San Diego Chargers Picks

Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Driver of the Cowboys Bandwagon Zone Supporter

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    Rd 1 - 030 - Craig Davis WR, LSU
    BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who posted 49/684/4 as a senior. Junior receiving totals were 51/666/5.

    POSITIVES: Shifty receiver who works hard on the field. Displays a sense of timing, gets vertical and contorts to pull the pass from the air. Plays with excellent body control and lays out for the difficult reception. Solid route-runner who gets separation.

    NEGATIVES: Not a true deep threat. Does not have the body to take a constant pounding.

    ANALYSIS: A fearless pass catcher with reliable hands and the ability to create after the reception, Davis nicely projects as a third or fourth wideout at the next level.


    San Diego trades Second round pick (#62), 3rd round pick (#93), 5th round pick (#167) and next years 3rd round pick to Chicago for Chicago's second round pick (#37)

    Eric Weddle S, Utah

    BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his freshman campaign. Named Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year the past two seasons. Senior totals were 64/7/2 after 78/4/12 as a junior.

    POSITIVES: Smart, heads-up defender who plays with great intensity. Instinctive, reads the quarterback.s eyes and consistently makes plays on the ball. Physical and chases to get involved in the action. Displays a good move to the ball and a solid burst of closinng speed.

    NEGATIVES: Average playing speed and range. Lacks top size for a safety.

    ANALYSIS: An All-American standout who is a true leader on the field, Weddle is a highly competitive prospect always working to improve his game. Best as a zone safety, he also offers a special-teams mentality.


    Rd 2 - 062 - Traded to Chicago
    Rd 3 - 093 - Traded to Chicago

    Rd 3 - 096 - Anthony Waters LB, Clemson

    BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who suffered a season-ending knee injury during the second game of .06. Collected a team-high 109 tackles as junior when he received All-Conference recognition.

    POSITIVES: Athletic defender who has shown the ability to make plays sideline-to-sideline. Physical, quickly changes direction and covers a great amount of area. Fast laterally, possesses a burst of speed and flashes on the scene.

    NEGATIVES: Does not always play under control and is inefficient.

    ANALYSIS: A very productive defender who could be used at several linebacker spots, Waters will now be red-flagged because of the knee injury suffered in September. Has the size and speed as well as intelligence to start in the NFL.


    Rd 4 - 129 - Scott Chandler TE, Iowa
    Rd 5 - 167 - Traded to Chicago
    Rd 5 - 172 - Legedu Naanee WR, Boise State
    Rd 7 - 240 - Brandon Siler LB, Florida
  2. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    I thought the Chargers had the worst draft out of anyone. They only needed a few pieces and did a terrible job trying to get them.

    They could have gotten Davis or a comparable WR much later. He was probably the second biggest reach of round 1.

    Weddle's a nice player but they gave up way too much for a guy who isn't really a difference maker.
  3. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Hopefully this draft ends the A.J. Smith: Genius school of thought.

    Craig Davis is not, and never will be worthy of a first round choice. Sorry.

    Weddle is good, but they gave up too much.

    Waters can be a good player, but he is an injury risk.

    Siler is a pick that a fan could make at that stage by looking at a value chart out of a magazine.

    I think the Chargers approached this draft very arrogantly.

    But their problem is, they have yet to experience the true glory of Norv Turner as a head coach.
  4. The_Beast

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    The Chargers filled all their needs, Davis was a reach but it's entirely debatable if he still would have gone in the first. With him being buddies with Reggie Wayne and going to the Manning's passing camp, then the colts drafting a similar receiver in Gonzalez.

    Weddle wouldn't of been there at the chargers pick, and he wouldn't of been there if the chargers hadn't moved up to 37th, 4 of the next 5 teams had needs at safety.

    Waters was one of the top rated prospects heading into the college season, everyone passed on Mcneill because of Injury concerns I'd say that worked out well for us. The Chargers medical staff doesn't seem to have a problem okaying players, so far they have been right in their beliefs.
  5. StanleySpadowski

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    Do you really believe that these players are the one's to push SD over the top? With a definite step back in the coaching department, the talent needed a serious upgrade to compensate.

    This was one of the deeper WR classes in recent memory. Davis, or a comparable talent could have been had deeper in the draft. There were teams looking to move up in front of Chicago for Olsen so the possibility of a trade down was there.

    I do agree that Waters was a fine pick. but to say that Mcneill's worked out for you is a stretch. Fine rookie season but the injury history makes him a risk that could bite you at any time. He makes 4 or 5 more years without significant injuries then I'd agree.
  6. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    he had like 9 turnovers last year and scored something like 3 TDs, this kid can ball

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