Just as Ryan Leaf's name is trotted out every year at draft time, the story of Mike Mamula will be used as a cautionary tale while trying to make sense of NFL combine scores. The combine has become yet another made-for-television event that ensures pro football truly is a year-round sport.
Of course, the myth of Mamula as a "workout warrior turned bust" is a gross oversimplification. But new GM Tom Telesco has his work cut out for him. The Chargers, especially on the offensive line, need a quick remodel.
Obviously, Telesco wants to build a winner for the long term. But he was hired after three seasons that ended without a postseason berth. Fans will not be satisfied with a fourth. Here's a quick mock after the conclusion of the combine.
All combine stats courtesy of NFL.com unless stated otherwise.