Scott is very accurate in his projections year after year, so it is with more than a gain of salt I take his draft grades:
In all likelihood the Chargers will only get two guys out of this class who will make major impacts as rookies but on a team this strong and deep it's always tough to make much of a dent on the depth chart. I do have an issue with the team failing to trade Michael Turner because now instead of getting a nice little package of draft picks for a backup they will lose him and get no compensation a year from now. However, San Diego did fill a couple of pressing holes at wideout and safety while replenishing their overall depth with guys who could make an impact a few years down the line so overall this was another solid job.
Considering the drop-off in talent among safeties after Eric Weddle, it is looking like a genius move by AJ Smith and staff to pull the trigger and move was up to the top of the second round.
Taking Anthony Waters in round 3 could be a steal, but I do wonder why the team took a linebacker so high. Its true that Waters could have, in another year, been a first rounder and he was a tremendous value in round three.
As for Craig Davis, he will have to prove that he will stay healthy, but his style of play is exactly what the offense needed.
I think a 'B' is a fair grade and aside from a few minor mistakes in his analysis of the Chargers (the team will get a compensatory when Michael Turner signs with another team), Scott Wright once again impresses me.
Read: San Diego Chargers '07 Draft Review
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