Chargers' 2010 Draft: The Wanted and The Needed

Fletcher KellyContributor IJuly 8, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 27:  Brandon Spikes #51 of the Florida Gators walks on the field during the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

San Diego has many holes and only one first round pick. Which way will they go?

We will explore a few possibilities for the 2010 NFL Draft.

The Wanted

1. Jahvid Best is the best RB in college; I have no doubt about that. In 2008, he ran 194 times for 1,580 yards and 15 touchdowns. If he has a season half this good, he will come out for the NFL Draft. Depending on how L.T. and Johnson play in 2009, this could be a position of need, but for right now, it's just a want. Check out these highlights:

2. Brandon Spikes is the meanest player in the upcoming draft. AJ, are you going to stick to your gameplan pf drafting nasty players? If so, this guy is definition of nasty. I'm personally rooting for Burnett to be a good starting LB. Wilhelm, on the other hand, is a different story. He is completely over-paid, and doesn't live up to expectations. I see Beckwith taking over his spot. If MLB is still an issue, there is a chance we will get Brandon "The Bull" Spikes.

The Needed

1. A lineman of any sort will most-likely be our main priority. I'm expecting the Chargers to do very good this year. With a good record comes bad positioning in the draft. I don't see any worthy tackles late in the first round. So unless we trade up, I'm against the lineman pick.

2. Greg Hardy runs a 4.73-40 at 265 pounds. To me, that's not very impressive, not if you want to be an elite DE. Yet, Hardy is the top DE on the board. The departure of Olshansky made defensive end a priority. Personally, I'm going for Martin to make a quick transition to the NFL. He would be an excellent DE.

Who knows? Maybe we won't need a lineman or a DE.

Maybe Best will have a bad year and not come out for the draft.

That is the fun of college football; time will tell. So just enjoy it.