San Diego Chargers: How Has A.J. Smith Drafted in the Last Five Years?

Mike KranzlerContributor IOctober 23, 2009

San Diego Chargers: How Has A.J. Smith Drafted in the Last Five Years?

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    SAN DIEGO - MAY 03: The 2009 rookie draft class of the San Diego Chargers (L-R) Guard Louis Vasquez #65, cornerback Brandon Hughes #36, linebacker Larry English #52, safety Kevin Ellison #25, defensive tackle Vaughn Martin #92, center Tyronne Green #69 an

2005: 1st Round (12th Overall) - Shawne Merriman, Maryland OLB

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 19:  Linebacker Shawn Merriman #56, Jyles Tucker #94, and Luis Castillo #93 of the San Diego Chargers leads the team in a cheer before the start of the game against the Denver Broncos during Monday Night Football on October 19, 200

2005: 1st Round (28th Overall) - Luis Castillo, Northwestern DE

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    SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 22:  Brett Favre #4 of the New York Jets looks to pass the ball as he is chased by Luis Castillo #93 of the San Diego Chargers on September 22, 2008 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

2005: 2nd Round (61st Overall) - Vincent Jackson, Northern Colorado WR

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    PITTSBURGH - JANUARY 11:  Vincent Jackson #83 of  the San Diego Chargers attempts to make a play on a pass that was originally called a reception but was over turned on a coaches challenge against the Pittsburgh Steelers during their AFC Divisional Playof

2005: 3rd Round (130th Overall) - Darren Sproles, Kansas St. RB

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Running back Darren Sproles #43 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball against the Miami Dolphins at Qualcomm Stadium on September 27, 2009 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

2005: 5th Round (164th Overall) - Wesley Britt, Alabama OT

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    SAN DIEGO - 2005:  Wesley Britt of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2005 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Getty Images)

2005: 6th Round (177th Overall) Wes Sims, Oklahoma OG

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    SAN DIEGO - 2006:  Wes Sims of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2006 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

2005: 7th Round (242nd Overall) - Scott Mruczkowski, Bowling Green C

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    SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 15: Center Scott Mruczkowski #63 of  the San Diego Chargers blocks against the Seattle Seahawks on August 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.    (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

2006: 1st Round (19th Overall) - Antonio Cromartie, Florida St. CB

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    SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 16:  Antonio Cromartie #31 of the San Diego Chargers makes an interception against the Detroit Lions during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium December 16, 2007 in San Diego California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

2006: 2nd Round (50th Overall) - Marcus McNeill, Auburn OT

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    SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 4:  Tackle Marcus McNeill #73 of the San Diego Chargers blocks against the San Francisco 49ers on September 4, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.   The Chrgers won 26-7.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

2006: 3rd Round (81st Overall) - Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson QB

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    SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 4: Linebacker Diyral Briggs #47 of the San Francisco 49ers knocks the ball out of the hand of quarterback Charlie Whithurst #6 of the San Diego Chargers and force a turnover on the 12 yard line on September 4, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadiu

2006: 5th Round (151st Overall) - Tim Dobbins, Iowa St. LB

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 14:  Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes attempts a catch as he is defended by Tim Dobbins #51 of the San Diego Chargers for a 7-0 lead during the first half on December 14, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City

2006: 6th Round (187th Overall) - Jeromey Clary, Kansas St. OT

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    SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 30:   Tackle Jeromey Clary #66 of the San Diego Chargers blocks against the Atlanta Falcons on November 30, 2008 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Falcons won 22-16.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

2006: 6th Round (188th Overall) - Kurt Smith, Virginia PK

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    SAN DIEGO - 2006:  Kurt Smith of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2006 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

2006: 7th Round (225th Overall) - Chase Page, North Carolina DT

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    SAN DIEGO - 2006:  Chase Page of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2006 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

2006: 7th Round (227th Overall) - Jimmy Martin, Virginia Tech OT

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    SAN DIEGO - 2006:  Jimmy Martin of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2006 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

2007: 1st Round (30th Overall) - Craig Davis

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    INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 13:  Buster Davis #84 of the San Diego Chargers makes a reception for a first down against Tim Jennings #23 of the Indianapolis Colts against the San Diego Chargers during their AFC Divisional Playoff game at the RCA Dome on January

2007: 2nd Round (37th Overall) - Eric Weddle, Utah S

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Free-Safety Eric Weddle #32 of the San Diego Chargers intercepts the ball and runs in back for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Qualcomm Stadium on September 27, 2009 in San Diego, Califor

2007: 3rd Round (96th Overall) - Anthony Waters, Clemson LB

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    SAN DIEGO - 2008:  Anthony Waters of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Getty Images)

2007: 4th Round (129th Overall) - Scott Chandler, Iowa TE

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    SAN DIEGO - 2008:  Scott Chandler of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Getty Images)

2007: 5th Round (172nd Overall) - Legedu Naanee, Boise St. WR

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    OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Legedu Naanee #11 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball during their game against the Oakland Raiders on September 14, 2009 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Image

2007: 7th Round (240th Overall) - Brandon Siler, Florida LB

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 7:  Linebacker Brandon Siler #59 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates his 23 yard fumble recovery touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter of the game at Invesco Field at Mile High October 7, 2007 in Denver, Colorado.

2008: 1st Round (27th Overall) - Antoine Cason, Arizona CB

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    SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 20: Antoine Cason #20 of the San Diego Chargers Celebrates a great play against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium on September 20, 2009 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)

2008: 3rd Round (69th Overall) - Jacob Hester, LSU FB

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    GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 22:  Runningback Jacob Hester #22 of the San Diego Chargers rushes the football during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on August 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Chargers

2008: 5th Round (166th Overall) - Marcus Thomas, UTEP RB

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    SAN DIEGO - 2008:  Marcus Thomas of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Getty Images)

2008: 6th Round (192nd Overall) - DeJuan Tribble, Boston College CB

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    SAN DIEGO - 2008:  DeJuan Tribble of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Getty Images)

2008: 7th Round (234th Overall) - Corey Clark, Texas A&M OT

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    SAN DIEGO - MAY 03: Rookie tackle Corey Clark #75 of the San Diego Chargers looks on during the Chargers Mini-Camp on May 3, 2008 at the Chargers Practice Facility in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

2009: 1st Round (16th Overall) - Larry English, Northern Illinois OLB

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    SAN DIEGO - 2009:  Larry English of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California.  (Photo by NFL Photos)

2009: 3rd Round (78th Overall) - Louis Vasquez, Texas Tech OG

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    SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 04:  Guard Louis Vasquez #65 of the San Diego Chargers blocks against the San Francisco 49ers on September 4, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.   The Chrgers won 26-7.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

2009: 4th Round (113th Overall) - Vaughn Martin, Western Ontario DT

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    SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 15:  Linebacker Antwan Applewhite #90 and defensive end Vaughn Martin #92of the San Diego Chargers tackle receiver Deon Butler #11 of the Seattle Seahawks on August 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Steph

2009: 4th Round (133rd Overall) - Tyronne Green, Auburn OG

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    SAN DIEGO - MAY 03: Center Tyronne Green #69 of the San Diego Chargers smiles while watching practice drills during Chargers minicamp at the team's training facility on May 3, 2009 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Terrell/Getty Images)

2009: 4th Round (134th Overall) - Gartrell Johnson, Colorado State RB

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    SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 04:  Running back Gartrell Johnson #33 of the San Diego Chargers carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers on September 4, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Chargers won 26-7. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty

2009: 5th Round (148th Overall) - Brandon Hughes, Oregon St. CB

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    SAN DIEGO - MAY 03: Cornerback Brandon Hughes #36 of the San Diego Chargers runs in pursuit during a practice drill at Chargers minicamp at the team's training facility on May 3, 2009 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Terrell/Getty Images)

2009: 6th Round (189th Overall) - Kevin Ellison, USC S

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    SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 19:  Tony Scheffler #88 of the Denver Broncos catches the ball for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 19, 2009 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)

2009: 7th Round (224th Overall) - Demetrius Byrd, LSU WR

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    BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 25:  Demetrius Byrd #2 of Louisiana State scores a second quarter touchdown as Reshad Jones #9 and Vance Cuff #25 of Georgia defend in the second quarter of their football game at Tiger Stadium on October 25, 2008 in Baton Rouge,

After Further Review...

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    SAN DIEGO - JULY 31:  General Manager A.J. Smith of the San Diego Chargers looks on during the San Diego Chargers' Training Camp on July 31, 2006 at Charger Park in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)