After my last pick its time to sum up the Charger's draft:
1. OT Need depth for now and will need to replace our LT in a couple years
2. S Need to add speed and big plays to secondary
3. WR Very thin at the receiver position
4. QB Rivers hasn't played much. Depth could be important here.
Other needs include OL depth and more speed for the defense.
1. Vince Young, QB University of Texas (6-4 5/8, 228) ran the 40 once in 4.57. He didn't do the vertical or long jumps. During drills, he threw 54 passes, completing 49 of them (with one drop). He threw passes out of a three-step drop, five-step drop and seven-step drop. He finished the 30-minute session by catching a TD pass.
2. Donte Whitner, SS Ohio State University (5-11, 205) was clocked at 4.39 and 4.37 in the 40. Broad jump 11’0”. Vericle jump 40”, 18 bench presses. Whitner finished third on the Buckeyes in 2005 with 73 tackles, with 7 for loss, 4 sacks and 2 interceptions. He played 35 games in three years at Ohio State, marking 164 takedowns.
3. Derek Hagan, WR Arizona State University (6-1 7/8, 203) stood on mostly everything he did at the Combine. In Tempe, he had a 39½-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-5 broad jump and 15 bench presses. He also did the position drills.
4. Dusty Dvoracek, DT Oklahoma (6-2¾, 306 pounds) was timed at 4.79 and 4.81 in the 40. He had a 9-foot-6 broad jump, 4.47 short shuttle and a 7.59 three-cone drill.
5. Guy Whimper, OT East Carolina (6-4 7/8, 302 pounds) did only position drills at the Pro Day and stood on his numbers from the Combine. 40 yard dash – 4.95, verical jump 29”, Three cone 7.38,
6a. Barrick Nealey, WR Texas State (6-3 7/8 220) did only the positional drills; he stood on everything else he did at the Combine.
6b. Pat Ross, OG Boston College (6-3¾, 300) stood on mostly everything he did at the Combine. On campus, he ran the short shuttle in 4.50 seconds. He also had a 27-inch verticla jump, an 8-foot-7 broad jump and 25 bench presses.
7a. Cortland Finnegan, CB Samford (5-9 7/8, 188) ran the 40 in 4.35 and 4.33. He had a 44-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-8 broad jump, a 4.34 short shuttle, a 6.95 three-cone drill and 14 benches.
7b. Ben Ishola, LB Indiana (6-2½, 248) ran his 40s in 4.50 and 4.51, had a 34-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-1 broad jump, did the short shuttle in 4.12, the long shuttle in 11.99, the three-cone drill in 7.31 and put up 30 reps on the bench press.
Throughout the draft I was able to consistently draft BAP without reaching for need yet ended up selecting only two players in the same position (WR) and taking at least one player for each of the Chargers need areas. This draft improves the team in all areas except for TE (Gates), RB (Tomlinson), and FB.