Round 3 Review: Brown and Wright

After leading the draft with three defenders, the Chargers finally got a new weapon for Philip Rivers by picking WR Vincent Brown from SDSU. But it was back to defense later in Round Three as A.J. Smith stayed local and tabbed USC CB Shareece Wright.

The Chargers addressed the most glaring need left on their to-do list by picking SDSU WR Vincent Brown with the first of their two third-round selections.

Brown (6-foot, 190 lbs.) is all about production. He showed that by finishing his four-year Aztecs career with 209 catches, 3,110 yards and 23 TDs. Those numbers were helped by a monster senior season in which he hauled in 69 balls for 1,352 yards and 10 scores.

The Chargers needed help at receiver, where Legedu Naanee will not return and Malcom Floyd will be free to test the open market. Brown will be part of the rotation and will play on special teams, as well.

"I'll be involved on special teams at the next level," Brown told SDBoltReport.com at the Senior Bowl. "I'll have to step up and do whatever my job is."

In addition to special teams, Brown figures to contribute as a possession receiver who can split wide or play out of the slot. Because of his sure hands, he should be an immediate weapon in spread and third-down situations.


CB Shareece Wright
Also helping on special teams is Shareece Wright, the 5-foot-11, 182-lb. corner from USC. He is the second cornerback to be drafted by the Chargers, coming in one round after Clemson CB Marcus Gilchrist.

Wright had a limited body of work with the Trojans. He red-shirted in 2008 due to a hairline fracture in one of his vertebrae and missed the 2009 regular season because of academic ineligibility.

He was back on the field in full force in 2010, finishing with 73 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. He was a team captain and showed improved awareness and maturity.

Wright closes quickly on passes and does a good job of getting his hands between the receiver and the ball. He is physical both in jamming receivers and coming up to support the run. That physicality should translate on kick coverage in San Diego, as the bulk of his early playing time figures to come on special teams.



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Michael Lombardo is a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. He has followed the Chargers for more than 16 years and covered the team since 2003. You can see more of his updates by following him on twitter.


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