Chargers Draft Re-Visited: 2010
2010 Chargers Draft Re-Visited
Round 1, Selection 12 (Traded their 28th overall selection, 2nd rounder, 4th rounder, and linebacker Tim Dobbins in exchange for the Miami Dolphins’ 12th overall selection, 4th rounder and 6th rounder)
Ryan Mathews – RB, Fresno State
Despite all of the pre-season commotion, Mathews struggled to live up to the hype. Just when he would start playing like the running back they expected when they drafted him, he would either fumble or end up getting hurt. There is still plenty of time for him to develop into the dynamic ball-carrier that the Chargers were hoping for, but he’ll need to stay healthy and learn to protect the ball better if he hopes to keep his job.
Round 2 pick was traded to the Miami Dolphins to move up in the first round
Round 3, Selection 79 (Traded their 91st overall selection, 6th rounder from the Dolphins, and 2011 4th rounder to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 79th overall pick)
Donald Butler – LB, Washington
Although his future looked bright and it seemed very likely that he would see some decent playing time, Butler ended up injuring his Achilles’ tendon before training camp was over, effectively ending his season.
Round 4, Selection 110 (From the Dolphins)
Darrell Stuckey – S, Kansas
After displaying enough to the coaches to earn himself a solid shot at the starting strong safety spot, an injury kept him off of the field. Once he recovered, he was never able to regain the spot and only saw the field once throughout the entire season.
Round 5, Selection 146 (Traded their 159th overall selection and 2011 5th rounder to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the 146th overall pick)
Cam Thomas – DT, North Carolina
Coaches weren’t as impressed with him as they expected to be, and he struggled to get on the field. During the second half of the season, he worked his way into the nose tackle rotation where he displayed some play-making potential.
Round 5, Selection 168
Jonathan Crompton – QB, Tennessee
A very questionable pick, Crompton didn’t pan out as the Chargers had hoped. He was cut before the regular season began. He was eventually picked up and added to the practice squad by the New England Patriots.
Round 6 pick was traded to the Arizona Cardinals
Round 7, Selection 235
Dedrick Epps – TE, Miami (Fla.)
The tight end position was stacked at the beginning of the season and Epps was never able to push himself high enough on the depth chart to avoid final cuts. He eventually signed with the Miami Dolphins, where he played in three games.