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Chargers Prospects

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Info on prospective draftees of the San Diego (Soon to be Carson) Cahrgers

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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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  3. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    so we're assuming tha they'll trade Philip for the #2 pick?
     
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    This is one of the hardest things I believe I have ever had to do.
    I was up most of the night thinking are there any words good enough to speak of our "Beloved Chargers Prospects Thread?"
    The Chargers Prospect Thread would have been overwhelmed by all the beautiful flowers here this morning, if there were any. It would have been overwhelmed by the magnificent turn out at its funeral, if anyone actually showed up. Most of all, this thread would have been overwhelmed by all the love its family and friends showed today, if they actually gave a chit.
    This thread loved life and lived each day to its fullest. It always danced to its own step.
    Chargers Prospects Thread fought the disease of apathy harder and more courageously than any thread I have ever known.
    Sadly, that fight sadly ended Tuesday at 5:49 p.m.
    A light has gone out without so much as a flicker, and all we have left is the precious memory of how brightly it burned and the warmth it gave us.
     
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    How much "London" is Jay Ajayi?... did he grow up in US playing football as a kid etc or did he start in college at Boise?
     
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    So OL/DL in the first two round, WR/RB in rounds 3-4, and BPA in rounds 5-6

    Damn, forgot about Philip's replacement
     
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    He grw up playing soccer, which helps him maintain balance with speed
     
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    Soccer or futbol? :D
     
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    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    RE: Todd Gurley...
    Nearly four fifths of National Football League running backs and wide receivers who sustain an anterior cruciate ligament injury return to play in a game. On return to competition, player performance of injured players is reduced by one third. From the American Journal of Sports Medicine
     
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    Melvin Gordon, RB.
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/melvin-gordon?id=2552469

    Angular, talented open-field runner who combines outstanding burst with a long stride to gain separation and hit the home run. He won't be able to outrun NFL defenders like he did in college and must develop more feel between the tackles. Gordon shines when his track runs over tackle or around the end and can put a defense to sleep around the corner. Not trustworthy enough to be a three-down back, but his pass-catching improved enough to utilize him out of backfield as a receiver.
     
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    The last statement seems strangely specific. How did they measure "performance"?
     
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    I'll pass on Gurley, that knee isn't the only injury he's sustained in college, it was just the latest/most catastrophic. I could see him having an Arian Foster type career. Flashes, maybe even a couple seasons of greatness, mixed in with injury riddled seasons. He takes too many big shots. The guys that have long careers avoid the big hits. How many times did you see LT get rocked?
     
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    Only in the playoffs...
     
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    I immediately thought of Brett Perriman when I saw his name...
     
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    I think you're being on unfair. Most backs in general don't last long in the NFL. L.T was freak in keeping healthy until late in his career. If you're just gonna assume he'll bust then you don't really put out a convincing argument why we shouldn't draft him. Gurley imo is the the type of back we need desperately come playoff time and would compliment Rivers greatly.

    We already have choir boys and tutus on this team a Gurley man fits right in lol
     
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    Heres the big issue with me and why Gurley is top on my board

    1) He's the best talent wise of all worlds; speed, break away ability, YAC, power rushing
    2) I like Gordon but Wisconsin backs have a tendency to be less amazing once they get into the NFL vs. college
    3) At Georgia he was their SOLE offensive weapon, so everyone was basically gunning for him constantly. Move him to the Chargers, he doesn't have to run 35 times a game, run him 20 or so, let Rivers do his thing.
    4) He has had injury issues, find me one top running back that hasn't out of this class. The only one I think is Gordon and that many carries screams breakdown sooner or later.
     
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    MGIII to me is a perfect replacement for Demarco Murray in Dallas. He'd be 1200 yard back right out of the gate. The Chargers are switching to a power run scheme and Gurley or Akari fit the bill. I do think though Gordon will have a better rookie season.
     
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    I think Dallas will go RB and they could ironically be a trade partner with the Chargers. I don't see any other team (maybe Houston?) going RB in the first round, so Dallas could jump up to get their choice of RB and the Chargers could drop back further into the first, get a second or third rounder in the process. From there you'll have some good options including Eddie Goldman, Cam Erving or hopefully Todd Gurley.
     
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