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Chargers trade up to select Safety Eric Weddle

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    <img src="http://deseretnews.com/photos/3547164.jpg" title="Eric Weddle" alt="Eric Weddle" align="right" height="204" width="144" />GM AJ Smith and the Chargers made their first trade of the 2007 NFL draft with the Chicago Bears and selected defensive safety from Utah, Eric Weddle (37th overall). In return, the Bears will receive a 3rd, 5th and next years 3rd round pick from the Chargers.

    Eric Weddle, a 4 year starter at Utah fills another need for the Chargers at the safety position.

    Player profile form <a href="http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/s/ericweddle.html" target="_blank">NFL Draft Countdown. </a>

    A playmaker with excellent ball skills...Has great instincts...Tough, aggressive and a good tackler...Is always around the action...A high character player who will be an asset on and off the field...Smart and a hard worker with a great motor...Was very productive and a game changer at the college level...Will be a great special teamer and also returned punts for the Utes...Versatile with experience at both safety and cornerback with the potential to play either position at the pro level.

    A CB / S 'tweener who might not have a true position...An overachiever who gets the most out of his ability but isn't particularly big or fast...Will have a much more difficult time in coverage than he did in college...As a safety he won't be a great fit in coverage or in the box...Probably won't contribute as a return man in the pros.

    Special education major who is very active in the community...The type who won't impress you with his physical tools but just gets the job done between the lines and is a true football player...Underrated prospect whose grade will be affected by a lack of measurables but he will end up making teams regret passing on him.

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