2009 NFL Draft

Posted by Claytoris | 2/06/2009 09:51:00 PM | 2 comments »

The Chargers made it to the Divisional round of the playoffs, yet they still have the 16th pick in the draft due to their terrible record...not a bad deal.

The NFL draft is always exciting because these guys have played at least three years after high school and they are ready or at least close to making an impact. Right now the worst team in the history of the NFL is on the clock, and can announce at any time who they will pick. Will they take Matthew Stafford as Mel Kiper predicts? For their sake, I hope not. There is no way this guy can turn around a terrible franchise, and in a shallow pool of QBs this year, they need to fill their holes through the draft and then give up part of next year's draft on Matt Cassell.

We don't really care what the Lions do, though, the real question is where do the Chargers go? Kiper thinks Kowshon Moreno, which means he thinks they don't sign LT. Me, I think they resign the best player to ever don a Charger's jersey. He wants to play ball because he knows no matter what team he plays for he will have to take a pay cut...such is the NFL.

So now what? Personally, I'd like a big Defensive Tackle to learn from Jamal Williams and sucede him. To me that's the most important position on a 3-4 defense, and Jamal is getting older and tends to have trouble staying healthy.

Obviously they are in a position where they can take the best player available because there are no glaring needs. I tend to think we are probably a bit shallow at linebacker if Matt Wilhelm can start as many games as he did this year (regardless of Merriman).

It's hard to tell if the Chargers need more talent at wide out or if Rivers likes to mix it up. They definately don't have a guy that demands attention from the defense. The biggest hole in my mind is the Fullback. Don't get me wrong, I like Jacob Hester, but he is not an NFL run blocking back. LT or anyone else will not lead the league in rushing behind Hester. He can be important to the offense, catching passes and getting carries with the occasional run blocking to keep the defense honest, but he is no Lorenzo Neal. Not that the Chargers should draft a fullback in the first round, but it is a need.

The O line could use some depth and maybe a right guard and some more talent and speed in the secondary never hurts. The truth is, the best player available should be the best bet, but who could that be?

What do you think?

2 comments

  1. The "We Hate The New England Patriots" San Diego Sports Fan Collective // February 6, 2009 at 11:28 PM  

    MLB Rey Maualuga. We need Nasty..and Rey shall provide.

  2. Sir Bolt // February 8, 2009 at 4:21 PM  

    Why would drafting Moreno mean that the Bolts won't re-sign LT (we'll know whether LT is staying by draft day anyway, so it's really a moot point, but still...)? I really can't see where you're coming from on that one. Even if LT is re-signed, he's already said he likely won't play more than 2 more seasons, so we need to bring in another back to cut their teeth. If anything, this is exactly the year that we should get another RB.