2011 NFL Draft Grades: Assessing the San Diego Chargers' 2nd and 3rd Round Picks

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2011 NFL Draft Grades: Assessing the San Diego Chargers' 2nd and 3rd Round Picks
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The first round of the NFL draft came with many shocks and surprises. Players that were projected within the early to mid-first round fell to the end of the first round. Other prospects that were projected to go in later rounds found themselves hearing their named called early.

This bizarre game found its way into the second and third rounds as well.

The San Diego Chargers were looking to draft players that would fill immediate needs as well as fit into the long-term plans for the franchise. The Chargers who finished No. 1 in both offense and defense in 2009 are looking to build on that solid foundation and hope it carries into 2010.

Let's take a look at how the Chargers' faired in the second and third rounds, and see if Chargers general manager A.J. Smith still has the ability to find good talent and return the Chargers to the Super Bowl caliber team they once were or if he continues on the same path over the last few drafts like he has no idea what he is doing.

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