2012 NFL draft: Possible selections for the San Diego Chargers
Norv Turner and Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers are notorious for starting the NFL season slow and picking up steam to win the AFC West.
2010 marked the first time since 2005 the Chargers would miss the playoffs. Rewind to the start of last season and if I were to tell you the Chargers would miss the playoffs for a second straight season you wouldn’t think Norv Turner would be around…right?
The Chargers finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the second straight season, but for some reason it was decided that Turner would return.
After losing Vincent Jackson the Chargers are in need of some offensive weapons in addition to Philip Rivers and Ryan Matthews, but a more serious need is that of offensive line.
Isportsweb.com has the Chargers selecting Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia.
“The Chargers need line help. They have to replace a ProBowl LG and Jeromy Clary is terrible. Glenn is an athletic huge body who could start at LG or RT.”
The Penalty Flag’s Mike Presley has them selecting Mark Barron, SS, Alabama.
“Round 1, Pick 18: Mark Barron SS Alabama: The Chargers need help in the secondary and Bob Sanders didn’t quite work out for them. Barron may be injured but when healthy Barron is one of the best Safeties on the field. He may have only had two interceptions last season for the Crimson Tide but he is just one of those players who is just all over the field, and knows where the ball is. He is a hard hitting safety who should upgrade the Chargers secondary instantly.”
Drafttek.com has them selecting Melvin Ingram, OLB, South Carolina.
After Whitney Mercilus fell to the Chargers last week, the polarizing Melvin Ingram is the man this week. At a quick glance, it may seem a bit surprising that the Chargers would take a pass rusher early given that they have Shaun Phillips, Jarrett Johnson and Antwan Barnes in the fold. However, with Phillips on the decline combined with the importance of a pass rush to the Chargers scheme, if there’s value at the position, they would be wise to take it.
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