Positions the San Diego Chargers Should Focus On in the 2011 NFL Draft

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Positions the San Diego Chargers Should Focus On in the 2011 NFL Draft
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GM A.J. Smith (right) has a lot of choices to make in regards to the upcoming draft

While the possibility of a lockout looms, the NFL Draft will happen in April regardless. Here is a breakdown of positions the Chargers will most likely concentrate on.

Defensive End

Last year it was Luis Castillo and Jacques Cesaire starting on the ends. Cesaire is a free agent.

Castillo hasn’t been the difference maker the Chargers hoped for, but in general has been a solid presence.

Even if the Chargers do bring Cesaire back, drafting a DE high would seem a priority. That would allow Cesaire to return to the role of super-sub he occupied for many years. It would also provide depth to Castillo, who has struggled staying healthy for a full season.

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