Chargers Draft Re-Visited: 2007
Round 2, Selection 37 (via trade (62), 3rd round selection (93), 5th round selection (167) and the Chargers 3rd round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft
Eric Weddle – DB, Utah
In his 2007 rookie season, he played in 15 games and tallied 42 tackles to go along with one interception. After earning the Free Safety job in 2008, Eric led the Chargers with 105 tackles that season and hauled in another interception. In 2009, he racked up 68 tackles during thirteen starts after missing three games due to injury. He continued to prove his worth in 2010, making 86 tackles and two picks in 16 starts.
Round 3, Selection 96
Anthony Waters – OLB, Clemson
Waters missed his entire rookie season due to injury. In 2008, he appeared in seven games collecting three tackles. Watters was released from the team following the 2008 season. In 2009, he signed with the New Orleans Saints. Despite receiving a Super Bowl ring, he has played in 13 games and tallied 10 tackles during his two years with the Saints.
Round 4, Selection 129
Scott Chandler – TE, Iowa
Chandler appeared for one game in 2007 for the Chargers and was waived following the 2008 season. He spent the 2009 on the New York Giants’ practice squad. During the 2010 off-season, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys, where he played in nine games. He was then waived by the Cowboys and picked up by the Buffalo Bills, who he played in four games for, including one start. During his four year career, he has caught only one pass for eight yards.
Round 5, Selection 172
Legadu Naanee – WR, Boise St.
During Naanee’s first two seasons, he was primarily a special teams player. In 2009, he finally saw some significant time as part of the Chargers’ offense, hauling in 24 receptions for 242 yards and two touchdowns. He stepped up and filled some voids left due to injuries in 2010, catching another 23 passes for 371 yards and a touchdown.
Note: Chargers 6th round pick was traded to Tennessee for QB Billy Volek
Round 7, Selection 240
Brandon Siler – OLB, Florida
Siler was primarily a special teams player his first two seasons, but was thrust into the Chargers defense in 2009. He started seven games, recording 52 tackles, 2 sacks, and an interception. He provided some support for a hurting linebacking corps in 2010, racking up 34 tackles, one sack, one safety, and one interception in five starts.