A.J. Smith, the man who is constantly attacked for running the Chargers into the ground, has had one of his best offseasons yet.
For every player that San Diego lost, A.J. Smith managed to fill the position.
Important players lost
Vincent Jackson, Marcus McNeill, Mike Tolbert, Steve Gregory, Billy Volek, Travis Laboy and Patrick Crayton.
Important players signed
Le'Ron McClain, Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal, Roscoe Parrish, Michael Spurlock, Dante Rosario, Jared Gaither, Mario Henderson, Jarret Johnson, Atari Bigby and Ronnie Brown.
Smith and the Chargers also had a terrific draft. Melvin Ingram fell into their hands at No. 18, which is still a surprise to most. Kendall Reyes was taken in the second round to add depth to the defensive front line.
Brandon Taylor, a very underrated player, was taken in the third round to compete with Atari Bigby for starting strong safety. LaDarius Green, Johnnie Troutman, David Molk and Edwin Baker were also taken in this year's draft.
Not to mention San Diego has Pro Bowl players at quarterback in Philip Rivers, tight end in Antonio Gates, running back in Ryan Mathews and an All-Pro safety in Eric Weddle.
It's clear that the Chargers are talented, which is a direct result of a great offseason by A.J. Smith and the rest of San Diego's staff. Fans should be excited about the players on this year's roster.