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Chargers select Cromartie

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chargers.com/news/headlines/news_20060429.htm">Chargers.com</a>

    <img width="115" height="195" align="left" alt="Antonio Cromartie" id="image2248" title="Antonio Cromartie" src="http://bolttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/floridastate_antonio_cromartie_sm.jpg" />The Chargers moved to strengthen their secondary by using their first-round draft pick on Florida State cornerback Antonio Cromartie in Saturday's first day of the NFL Draft.

    Cromartie, the 19th pick overall, was considered by manyt talent evaluators as the best shutdown cornerback in the draft. He possesses a unique combination of size and speed for a cover corner as a 6-foot-2, 208-pounder who also was a sprinter on the track team. Florida State coaches considered him the school's best overall athlete since Deion Sanders.

    Cromartie missed the 2005 season with a knee injury, a torn ACL that was repaired by surgery, but he impressed NFL scouts during all testing leading up to the draft. He is valued for his size to cover big receivers and his ball skills to make plays.

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