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|Draft grades courtesy of Evan Silva (Sr. NFL Editor of rotoworld.com)||Follow @evansilva|
|The value on Cox is sensational, but the scheme fit is questionable. Cox is an angular, 6-foot-4, 298-pound interior pass rusher only at this stage, and the Chargers used their 2011 first-round pick on a similar player (Corey Liuget). San Diego must find creative ways to maximize both in a 3-4 scheme that doesn't cater to multiple interior penetrators except on passing downs. Cox was a steal at 18 based on talent, but for the Chargers a true edge rusher would have been preferred.
The best value pick here was Datko, who projects as a starting NFL tackle assuming his medicals hold up. Some NFL teams had first-round grades on Datko entering the 2011 season, before his shoulder gave out. McCray is a special teams prospect, Crick is an undersized 3-4 end without playmaking ability, and Lindsey is a one-trick pony pass rusher. Zeitler is a low-ceiling guard.
Even the players criticized here weren't poor selections for value; the Bolts had a good draft. But it's another haul that leaves you wondering how much better they got in 2012. Coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith can't afford another playoff miss. For its draft, San Diego grades out at a C+.
|1.18||18||Fletcher Cox, DT|
from Mississippi St.
|Undervalued 5 tech DE who can kick inside if need be.|
|2.17||49||Kevin Zeitler, OG|
|3.16||79||Jared Crick, DE|
|5 tech DE who could kick inside on third/passing downs.|
|4.15||110||Andrew Datko, OT|
from Florida St.
|Even with the FA additions SD made, taking Datko here at minimum provides depth for a fairly thin position.|
|5.14||141||Brandon Lindsey, OLB|
|Building depth in the linebacking corps.|
|6.13||172||A.J. Jenkins, WR|
|Need a vertical threat to replace Vincent Jackson, Jenkins has the speed to stretch the field.|
|7.19||209||Kelcie McCray, S|
from Arkansas St.
|McCray an underrated safety with excellent ball skills.|