The San Diego Chargers organization finds itself at a major crossroad after general manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner were dismissed at the end of the 2012 season by team president Dean Spanos.
The Chargers have watched as talent walked out the door under Smith, while the players brought in to replace said talent—be it through the draft or free agency—failed to play at the level Chargers fans had become accustomed to.
The new GM in San Diego will have a bevy of holes to start to fill and the best place for him to look is the 2013 draft. Free agency is great for finding bargains later on in the process, but the best way to build up your overall talent level is through the draft, and the Chargers have had a serious erosion of their talent base the last several years.
Matt Miller and I rounded up a bunch of football fans, and gave them hats and B/R swag. Then we headed over to Highland Park here in New York City and tried to figure out where the Chargers have the most pressing needs heading into the 2013 NFL Draft.
Let us know in the comments below where you agree or disagree with our assessments and what other needs we might have missed.