2012 NFL Draft: 5 Prospects Who Would Benefit Philip Rivers

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2012 NFL Draft: 5 Prospects Who Would Benefit Philip Rivers
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The San Diego Chargers have been quiet this offseason so far, but have given the fact that they have big name players such as Vincent Jackson, Mike Tolbert and Nick Hardwick all up for free agency this year, they will have to make moves soon.

It is unlikely that the team which surrounded four-time pro bowl quarterback Philip Rivers last season will look in that in 2012. Salary cap, personalities and a disappointing 2011 will all weigh in as A.J. Smith moves the pieces around to help out their superstar.

Discussion about who the Chargers will pick up in free agency has been swirling with names like DeSean Jackson and Mario Williams, but Smith has never been known for chasing after big names who want big contracts. He has established himself (for better or worse) as a top GM by what he has been able to do through the draft.

All signs point to the Chargers relying on this philosophy again to rebuild their squad.

Here is a list of five realistic prospects the Chargers can get from the draft to help Rivers out.

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