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Possible UFA Gems (Beckwith, LSU)

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by RM24, May 16, 2009.

  1. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

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    ILB Darry Beckwith, LSU (signed with San Diego): Decent quickness (4.77 in the 40) and an explosive hitter. Had 180 tackles in college. Will take some missteps, but still seems able to find the ball and make a play. Lack of size (6-foot, 242 pounds) and history of injuries are drawbacks.

    LSU Fans, can you chime in and give us your insight on Beckwith?
     
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  2. sdchrger

    sdchrger Well-Known Member

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    I bet he makes the 53 man roster.
     
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  3. RM24

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    Gonna be tough with the amount of talent we have already at LB. But if he does make it, that will show you how good he is. Its going to be fun to watch the competition this summer!
     
  4. Charger Dave

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    We'll see - barring injury it is going to be one doggone stiff competition at ILB, RB, FB and WR just for backup positions this summer.

    You can bet the Chargers part of the waiver wire will get about the same level of attention as the Steelers this year for potential poaching as we try to move guys to the PS.
     
  5. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Move him to SS. :lol::icon_tease:
     
  6. RM24

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    Along with Jammer!!! (waiting for tomatoes....)
     
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    Sure!
    Injury prone, but the dude can play. Seems to have pretty good football instincts. Our defense was always better with him on the field.
     
  8. TheBeast

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    I'd like to see Carr line up next to V-Jack.
     
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    From Football Outsiders,

    Still, there may be some diamonds in the rough. Linebacker Darry Beckwith started 34 games for LSU and was two-time second-team all-SEC. Wide receiver Greg Carr caught 29 touchdowns at Florida State, tied for second-most in the school's history. California linebacker Anthony Felder was one of the strongest linebackers at the Combine , but has struggled to stay healthy. Similarly, Marshall safety C.J. Spillman may have gone as high as the third round if he hadn't suffered a broken hand. Finally, there's Syracuse running back Curtis "Boonah" Brinkley, whose 399-yard game for West Catholic High School in Philadelphia will never be forgotten.
     
  10. Boltjolt

    Boltjolt Well-Known Member

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    Then we will have TWO very slow safeties :lol:
     
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  11. Bagman

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    Beckwith bumps Wilhelm ....... please.
     
  12. Buck Melanoma

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    Word. :tup:
     
  13. RM24

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    I found this on NFL.com regarding Beckwith! I like what I see here....

    LINK ACTION
     
  14. Bagman

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    Looks a little stiff to me, but hopefully Burnett works out well as our inside "coverage" LB. Fact of the matter is that he will hopefully give us a good reason to dump the dead weight known as Matt Wilhelm.
     

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