The San Diego Chargers traded up in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft and grabbed LSU safety Brandon Taylor with the 73rd pick. They identified a pressing need and did what they had to in order to get Taylor, who is a leader at the back of the secondary.
Taylor may not open the 2012 season as a starter, since he is the future at safety next to Pro Bowler Eric Weddle. Atari Bigby may start the season ahead of Taylor, but rest assured, the rookie will see a lot of playing time.
He is a vocal leader with a knack for making plays, and at 5'11" and 202 pounds, he has prototypical size for the position and is in phenomenal shape. While not incredibly fast, he has outstanding recognition skills help make up for any lack in speed.
Taylor is definitely flying below the radar and will make an impact at some point this season.