2013 Chargers NFL draft guide

Examining San Diego's draft history and potential picks this year

Originally Published: April 15, 2013
By ESPN Insider staff | ESPN Insider
Philip RiversJeff Zelevansky /Getty ImagesThe San Diego Chargers need to draft some O-line help for Philip Rivers.

Insider's NFL and draft experts -- Todd McShay, Mel Kiper, Chris Sprow and Gary Horton -- have teamed up to give a full breakdown of all that should be considered for each team as it enters the 2013 NFL draft. Here we look at the San Diego Chargers.

Personnel needs

OL, CB/S, WR, RB

Major need: This offensive line is in shambles and its inability to protect Philip Rivers and his vertical passing game is a huge problem. The Chargers need a starting left tackle and they could use upgrades at both guard positions. They could add depth at RT, and they saw their only dependable player, RG Louis Vasquez, leave for rival Denver in free agency. There is a lot of work to do here.

Quiet need: When the Chargers drafted RB Ryan Mathews three years ago they thought they had their ball control back, but injuries and sometimes inconsistent effort have hurt this run game. They need more physicality and consistency at RB, which means adding competition for Mathews and better play-action options. Although the Chargers have added Danny Woodhead and re-signed Ronnie Brown, they are basically role players.


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