With the 28th pick of the 2010 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers
Here is j16941's reasoning for the pick:
This pick had me perplexed. If you would have asked me in the beginning of this draft, I would've guaranteed that the Chargers would select a RB with the #28 pick. Three things have changed my mind.
1. Sproles signed his $7.3 mil. Tender: SD is content with him, not happy or optimistic, but content. And they hedged their bet in letting LT walk (which was a good move I believe. You'd rather cut your old RB a year too early than a year too late.)
2. Dan Williams fell to #28: I really believe that if D. Williams is there at #28 the Chargers can't pass on him. Since the departure of Jamaal Williams to Denver, SD lacks the prototypical 3-4 NT to stop the run and draw double teams in the pass rush. Williams at 6'3", 327 lbs. (he was 360 his first year at Tenn.) has the size, speed and ability to do this. In addition, drawing the double team in the pass rush will open more holes for Merriman and the rest of the LB corp.
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3. The swap of 2nd RD picks with SEA: Moving up from #60 to #40 in the second round is huge, and I think it was the motivating factor in trading Whitehurst (and his contract). With the 20 spot jump, RB talent will be around.
San Diego is in an interesting position in this Draft. With a couple good picks to replace talent lost they shouldn't miss a beat and easily should continue their domination of the AFC West (13-3 last year). With a BAD draft they may be nearing a re-building phase with ageing players and expiring contracts.
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