The San Diego Chargers entered the draft with very few needs. One need they do have is wide receiver as they would like to provide Phillip Rivers a number one receiver to go along with Tomlinson and Gates. They also need to build depth to their secondary and their line backers. They did a good job of drafting to fill their needs in this year’s NFL Draft. 20Yardline.com Draft Grade / C+.
1. (30) Craig Davis, WR, LSU (6'1 ", 207, 4.44). Davis possesses good size and speed for his position. He has the ability to stretch the field and separate from defenders. He has excellent hands and plays the ball like it belongs to him. He is an average blocker with good effort, and he needs to polish up his route running. He has a lot of upside.
2. (37) Eric Weddle, S, Utah (5'11 ", 203, 4.48). Weddle is simply a play maker. When you look at the measurables, some of them create question marks, but when you watch him play, it speaks for itself. He is extremely versatile, dissects plays quickly, knows how to play the ball, and does a great job of making tackles in the open field. We really liked this pick as he will also contribute on special teams as a rookie.
3. (96) Anthony Waters, ILB, Clemson (6'2 ", 245, 4.62). Waters is coming off an ACL injury and many thought he would slip into the later rounds as a result. He has decent size and strength and good straight line speed. He lacks agility but is good in pursuit and has good pass rushing skills which are needed in the Chargers 3-4 scheme. He is a smart player who makes proper reads, and he will need to bulk up to play the NFL game.
4. (129) Scott Chandler, TE, Iowa (6'7", 270, 4.78). Chandler has a massive frame, long arms, and soft hands. He goes over the middle well and looks the ball in when he is in traffic. He runs hard after the catch but lacks top notch speed. He is a decent blocker but has the size to become a great blocker. He needs to bulk up a bit but could contribute in two or three tight end sets as a rookie.
5. (172) Legedu Naanee, WR, Boise State (6'2 ", 225, 4.41).
7. (240) Brandon Siler, ILB, Florida (6'1 ", 241, 4.62).
By A. Goodin, 20Yardline.com
May 1, 2007