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Chargers Draft Review

San Diego Chargers
Picks: DE/LB Larry English, G Louis Vasquez, DT Vaughn Martin, G Tyronne Green, RB Gartrell Johnson, CB Brandon Hughes, S Kevin Ellison, WR Demetrius Byrd
The Chargers won their last four games of the season to make the playoffs and won their first round playoff game against the Colts before losing to eventual champions Pittsburgh.  One of the biggest surprises in the first round was when the Chargers took Larry English.
The Chargers already had great outside linebackers in Shawne Merriman and Shawn Phillips so the pick was a bit surprising.  English will provide insurance behind Merriman, who was hurt all of last year and is set to be a free agent after this upcoming year.  In the third round the Chargers took guard Louis Vasquez from Texas Tech.  Vasquez has great strength and showcased it at the scouting combine where he posted 39 reps of 225 pounds, the most by any player in the draft.  Vasquez will compete to start and will help the running game when he gets in.  Defensive tackle Vaughn Martin went to college in Canada where he played at Western Ontario and is a very intriguing developmental prospect.  In the seventh round the Chargers may have gotten a steal in receiver Demetrius Byrd.  Byrd was projected to go in the middle rounds before getting in a car accident a week before the draft.  Currently Byrd is doing okay and is expected to make a full recovery.  The Chargers first pick of English was a bit questionable but they didn’t have many glaring needs and they made some solid choices later.
Grade: B-

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