Some have bashed the Chargers for their effort in this draft but, really, who are we to doubt this organization when it comes to player evaluation? Nobody has done a better job of drafting in recent years than A.J. Smith and the Chargers and the number of home grown starters on their roster is truly mind-boggling. In fact, only 3 of their 25 projected starters (including special teams) were not originally signed by San Diego!!! This certainly wasn't a flashy draft class for the Chargers and it isn't going to provide a lot of instant impact but guys like Cason and Hester are high-character guys who will add depth and compliment the talent they already have on hand. San Diego didn't have to hit a home run with this draft because they are already one of the best teams in the league, they just needed to hit a nice solid single and that's exactly what they did. With that said there were things I would have done differently and their lack of depth along the offensive and defensive lines could come back to haunt them which is why I have to give them a modest grade for this class.
So what do you think? Is this a fair grade, or is the team being judged too harshly? For argument's sake, lets allow for a premature grade for a second; we all know that a draft is graded best three years down the road, but lets give the team a quick grade...most of you graded the team with a 'B'. Why not an 'A'? Did the team fail to address their needs, or were there better players available at the time of each selection? Share your thoughts in the comments section below...
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