Chargers Draft Re-Visited: 2006
Round 2, Selection 50
Marcus McNeil – T, Auburn
McNeil, a two time pro bowl tackle, has started every game he’s played in since becoming a Charger. Despite missing the first five games of the 2010 season due to a contract dispute, he came back and helped solidify a struggling offensive line.
Round 3, Selection 81
Charlie Whitehurst – QB, Clemson
Whitehurst appeared in two games in 2006 and was the emergency quarterback most of his career with the team. Charlie was traded to Seattle early in 2010 for a swap of second round picks in the 2010 draft and Seattle’s third round pick in 2011. In Seattle, he served as a backup to veteran Matt Hasslebeck. He saw the field in six games, including two starts, but struggled mightly to make any sort of impact.
Round 5, Selection 151
Tim Dobbins – OLB, Iowa State
Throughout his four years with the Chargers, Dobbins was a spot starter and special teams player that made solid contributions. During his time in San Diego, he racked up 119 tackles, one sack and two interceptions. The Chargers shipped him out in a 2010 draft-day trade that sent him to the Miami Dolphins, where he produced 36 tackles and a sack in his first season with the team.
Round 6, Selection 187
Jeromey Clary – T, Kansas St.
Clary started six games during 2007 while appearing in all 16. In 2008-2009 Clary starting 26 consecutive games before having his 2009 season ended with an ankle injury. In 2010, he started all 16 games and was one of the only consistent pieces to the Chargers’ offensive line.
Round 6, Selection 188
Kurt Smith – K, Virginia
Cut from the team before the start of the 2006 season and was never a part of another NFL team.
Round 7, Selection 225
Chase Page – 225, North Carolina
Signed to Practice squad in 2006 and signed away by the Miami Dolphins later that season, although he didn’t play in a game at all that season. After spending the 2007 season with the Dolphins, playing in six games and totaling four tackles, he left the league and never returned.
Round 7, Selection 227
Jimmy Martin – C, Virginia Tech
Martin was cut before the start of the 2006 season. He spent some time on the Minnesota Vikings’ roster during that season, but is now out of the NFL.