Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers and NFL Discussion' started by Red Zone, Apr 28, 2012.
How do you rank this year's draft?
Great Draft IMO.. Love that Ingram fell to us this guy looks so intense all the time i can't wait to see him on the field.. haven't seen him smile in a picture once yet!!!, Reyes is a Big Athletic D Lieman with tons of upside and can play any positon along the D line, Taylor is a safety with cornerback skills and was supposed to be a second rounder runs a 4.5 and lays the wood, Absolutly love Green the T.E. pickup.. this kids runs 4.45 is 6'6 and has the intangibles of a reciever great insurance if Gates goes down again with his foot.. plus this kid can learn from a great, Troutman and Molk are both Big Strong Presences in the middle, Molk Benched the 2nd most reps of anyone at the combine and both were projected higher, And finally Baker who was an Absolute Steal in the 7th, he was rated 54 overall by Mel Kiper and is a safer pick than Polk do to his Big Health concerns... Maybe we can get QB Kellen Moore as a undrafted free agent that would be a nice pickup.. He fits the offense and is very accurate and very smart with the ball.. I'd take him as our #2 over Chuckles Whitehurst anyday! Overall draft Grade B+or A- #BOLTUP!
could of really got caught up in the moment like all the other teams trading picks , and really screw it up but
stayed put and picked the most reasonable hole that needed fixing..
the defense can be scary if everyone stays inj. free
Solid, patient draft. I half expected AJ to mortgage the farm since there's a good chance it's his last year, but he didn't have to and we got top 10 talent with our 18th pick. The top 3 picks all were pretty good, especially the kid from LSU. Found a couple potential gems in the later rounds too, but I do wish we went O-line in round 2 rather than DL again. Still, we invested in the trenches and THAT was our single greatest need. Got a mauler guard who we can develop and a real steal in that Michigan center I think. Pretty satisfied. A-
I know a lot of people in Chargerland wanted Barron but I am SO glad we didn't trade up to get him. Nothing wrong with him but we had too many holes to fill to be giving away picks.
I voted B+
I gave a B-. I'm a tad bearish on the entire thing.
Ingram was a fantastic pick. He's a versatile defender. Using him correctly and getting a little creative will be the key. To me he's an every down player but we have a bit of a log jam at outside linebacker so getting the situation and snap count right for our big 4 (phillips, Johnson, Barnes, and Ingram) will be key.
Kendall Reyes is simply an average football player. Potential exists but I felt Jerrel Worty of Michigan State, who was available at the pick, would have had more of an immediate impact.
Taylor is an above average zone coverage safety but struggles man to man. He can tackle in congestion but absolutely chokes in open field one on one tackles. He is so dreadful at tackling in the open field he might as well give a good ol cromartie ole effort instead. I hope his technique in this department can be coached up.
Green is a great physical talent but very raw. I'm hoping for big things but he has a long way to go.
I know nothing about Troutman.
Molk could become quite the steal if he can stay healthy.
Baker also has some potential to make the team. He's a squat powerful runner with an NFL physique.
I'll let you know in 3 or 4 years....Not that Im displeased with what we got...I LOVE the Ingram pick...but to realisticly grade the draft, they have to perform
I gave B-
upset they didn't take DeCastro bit Ingram is good
liked the trade-up for once...it wasn't expensive
liked everyone they took and the last two were steals
even though I liked the tight end, a guard or O tackle were way more important
I gave b plus. There were better guards available when we grabbed troutman. But maybe they know something i dont
I've not only heard of some of these players, but I also have heard of every single drafted player's school.
WTF, AJ? Have we given up on the Western Illinois Polytechnics or the New Mexico State A&M at Truth or Consequences of the collegiate world?
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