Okay so now that the heaviest stage of FA is over we know what we have on our roster for the most part and what we can focus on in this years draft, despite much skepticism I think everybody should acknowledge that AJ Smith has his thinking cap on (what took so long!!) We answered most questions about the O-line (still needs to be addressed as far as depth goes) and we added some youth and speed to our WR corps plus a great addition to our return game. We finally added a complimentary REAL fullback who is exceptional in pass protection and last but not least we did add some depth in our Defense. SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW!?! Heres my prediction for how the San Diego Chargers transform from the leagues WORST 3rd down defense to one of the premiere defensive bullies. Here is a quote from AJ Smith addressing questions during a phone conference to season ticket holders: "By the end, Smith used the 2009 Saints as a path he hopes the Chargers will have walked. After an 8-8 season, they made defense a priority, swapping coordinators and adding pieces such as safety Darren Sharper. They forced a league-high 39 turnovers, went 13-3 and won a Super Bowl clinched on an interception." So what does that mean, the evil mastermind is in the lab with a pen and a pad, we used FA to address our biggest Offensive needs which helps the team focus primarily on Defense for the entire draft (minus a backup RB to help give Mathews a breather) Smith acknowledges the Saints recipe that took them from 8-8 to Superbowl Champions and so far hes followed through to the tee, whats left is for us to focus entirely on Defense and heres how I think we will do it The Chargers have the 18th pick in the first round in the draft and unfortunately I strongly believe that all top pass rushers will be gone before we have a shot at it, so the options we have are to move up and give our draft picks in return (most likely 2nd round) or be smart and move down. The Chargers biggest problem is the depth so we are in no position to be giving away draft picks. The Chargers two biggest concerns on Defense are the pass rush and a SS to compliment the rising star Eric Weddle and since Ingram, Perry, and Upshaw will most likely be gone I say we take the best player at SS, Mark Barron. An exceptional SS who would be an immediate starter, Barron and Weddle together with a young developing secondary could me a disruptive group under the radar and I like our chances so I say we instead except the situation we are in and trade down spots to a team (say the Houston Texans at No. 26) and in return receive their 2nd round pick, why not? SS is not a position that goes early and all teams before number 26 are not looking for a SS so its safe to say we can still land him there and in return receive another 2nd rounder to help bring in more talent and add some premiere depth. With two-second round draft picks we can devote both picks to DE & OLB, use the 3rd round pick on Oregons Lamichael James or SDSU's very own Ronny Hillman, and the 4th round going down can be used to add some depth on the O-line and more help on the Defense. This is just the smartest route in my mind, no need to waste draft picks on Offensive weapons, I don't care if VJ and Tolbert are gone, I actually do not mind letting go players who care about themselves more than the TEAM, and I think we filled their spots quite nicely. Our Offense is still Top-5 in the NFL and its about time we get a mean nasty bully of a Defense, LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN AJ!!!