1st Round Winners: San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers, somewhat unexpectedly, took a patient approach to the draft and came with one of the potential steals of the 1st round.

There were rumors that the Chargers were interested in trading up for Mark Barron, which would have been a desperation move in what may be the final year of the A.J. Smith/Norv Turner era. But they stayed put and ended up with Melvin Ingram, who could have an even bigger impact on the Chargers defense.

The pairing of Ingram and Shaun Phillips gives the Chargers two quality pass rushers, something which they have been lacking since Shawne Merriman began to decline.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2012 NFL Draft, Chargers Comments Off

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