Analyzing 2014 Charger draft
Here’s a quick analysis of the Bolt’s six picks in the 2014 draft. Overall, a fine day for the Chargers.
1. (25.) Jason Verrett, CB, TCU: While Jason, at 5′ 9″, lacks the size desired at cornerback, he just might fit the slot coverage slot perfectly. His strength is the intensity at which he does battle with receivers. His tackling ability makes him an every down corner, in other words, a starter. He stacks up as a good fit in the Chargers’ defensive scheme. His performance against the cream of the college crop of receivers bodes well for him in the NFL. A fine pick where he was taken
2. (50.) Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech: The Chargers traded up to be able to pick him in the 2nd round, and it should pay off. His engine is always running and he showed aptitude in the quarterback rushing department. Another possible first year starter to add to the Chargers’ defense.
3. (89.) Chris Watt, OG, Notre Dame: A teammate of starting linebacker Manti Te’o, he’s known as a very intelligent offensive lineman, whose four years in the Notre Dame system and program projects him to be a contributer next to center for years to come.
4. (165.) Ryan Carrethers, NT, Arkansas State: A pick that prompted much admiration, the Bolts went out a found a true nose tackle much deeper into the draft than was thought likely. He should become a more-than-solid 2-down regular and will grow from his 340 pound frame into a monster in the middle. Perhaps the best pick for the value of the San Diego draft.
5. (201.) Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State: The Chargers have been interested in Marion for a while. He seems to be a bigger Danny Woodhead, able to spell Ryan Mathews for series at a time and block his position. His balance a speed may prove to be a steal for the 6th round.
6. (240.) Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor: A slim burner, Tevin may need to bulk up a bit to avoid getting hurt, but football is all about speed speed speed, and this Bear has loads of it. He displays some innate playmaking ability that will be fun to see in the Chargers’ offense. He may be the heir to Eddie Royal’s role on the team.