Chargers: The Pick Nobody Saw Coming

anthony tomasContributor IApril 22, 2010

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17:  Malcom Floyd #80, Vincent Jackson #83 and Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers walk on the field during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New York Jets at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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 With the NFL Draft coming up in just a matter of hours, the moments weve been waiting for is almost here. 3 months of wishing and hoping for that 1 player that YOU and everyone else thinks you're going to get, and then "BOOM!" something unexpected. This year could be that year for the Chargers.

 Almost ALL Chargers mock drafts would have RB Ryan Mathews going to the Chargers at No. 28, some would have Terrance Cody. Either way, a RB or NT is the obvious choice, or is it?

 With being the 5th best passing offense in the NFL and 5 WR's on their roster, I see WR to be 1 of the biggest needs. With a deep RB class and NT being such a demand with a lot of teams transitioning to the 3-4 defense, getting a quality NT at pick 28 would seem unlikely. A top 3 WR however isn't.

 Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd are RFA this year, and big contract(s) are to be expected next season (at least for Jackson, if re-signed). With Bust-er Davis (a 2007 1st round pick, who has 30 receptions in 3 seasons), Legadu Naanee, and Gary Banks as the other 3 WR, I don't see too much quality or depth behind VJ & MF.

 Would the Chargers see someone like Demaryius Thomas as draft worthy? At 6"3" 224lbs, he fits the measurements as a Chargers WR. He averaged 25.1 yards per catch last season. He also had 18 receptions for 20+ yards, 9 receptions for 50+ yards & 4 receptions for 70+ yards to go with 8 TD's. Having been taped running a 4.38 40 isn't bad either. Being able to learn beside big WR in Jackson and Floyd would be a big plus for him and it would give the Chargers options at the end of the season.

 Well just like Bill Belichick said: "Every team is going to improve by next weekend,""Whatever teams draft and whatever moves they make, they will be a better team than they were right now. That's obvious." Just as long as they don't draft a kicker in the 1st round, the Chargers should be OK.