The 2014 NFL draft is nearly upon us, and the numbers from college seasons, the combine and pro days are all finally in, so fans and media members alike are watching the San Diego Chargers and the other 31 NFL teams for any indication of who they will be targeting in the upcoming draft.
Every fan wants to know exactly what direction their team is headed in. The wait can be agonizing, as football experts from all over deify prospects and proclaim them the key to fixing their team's mess at position X, only to then dash those dreams by having the player go two picks too early when they publish their updated mock drafts.
It's the time of year where many fans would like to find themselves dropped into a Spike Jonze film and call it Being Tom Telesco, to find out exactly who the Bolts general manger is planning on taking in the draft, or better yet, influence him themselves.
The Chargers have just seven picks, one in each round, in the 2014 NFL draft, and most of the focus is naturally on what they will do in the first couple of rounds. Seven picks means no bonus chances in any round to select a great player.
There is always time to parse through some of these prognostications and try to separate the fact from the fiction (or the probable from the improbable), and hopefully, make some sense out of what experts and reporters around the country are saying about the San Diego Chargers.