Chargers 2011 Draft: Missouri OLB Andrew Gachkar
Despite his effort, he doesn’t have too many of the physical tools that translate to an NFL-caliber linebacker. The one impression physical tool that he does have, however, is speed. He turned in a 4.51 at his Pro Day that would have been fifth-best overall had he been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. There is some potential, but he will be a major project for the Chargers.
The Chargers were looking to address their lack of linebacker depth during the draft, and after making a questionable selection with Jonas Mouton in the second round, they continue to take huge projects with Gachkar. However, Gachkar is worth a seventh-rounder way more than Mouton is worth a second-rounder.
He has tons of heart and a limited physical tools to work with, but he doesn’t have what it takes to be much more than a special teams/practice squad kind of guy in the NFL. It’s hard to tell with little-known prospects like this, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up that he produces for the Chargers.