2012 NFL Draft: San Diego Chargers' Biggest Needs

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2012 NFL Draft: San Diego Chargers' Biggest Needs
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After a horrendous finish to last season, the San Diego Chargers will be looking to revive a team that many predicted to play in this year's Super Bowl at one point. 

The path to redemption will undoubtedly begin with the 2012 NFL Draft, as the Chargers will be looking to add depth to multiple positions on offense and defense.

General manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner will be in the hot seat all of next season depending upon the team's success in 2012, but an appealing class of draft prospects will be the first step in making their case for continued employment.

While adding depth will be a primary concern, the Chargers also need to start thinking about the future in terms of their free agents this offseason. Several key players will hit the free agent market and atop that list sits star receiver Vincent Jackson.

With so many potential holes to fill in San Diego, the draft will be a vital aspect of keeping this team Super Bowl bound next season. Here are eight of the Chargers' biggest needs in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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