Chargers Trade Down Get Sammy Davis

At 10:43 AM PST the San Diego Chargers went on the clock. Using just five minutes of their allotted time frame they promptly traded the pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for their 30th pick overall in the first round and the 62nd pick overall in the second round.

The Eagles took Jerome McDougle with the 15th pick and the Chargers get another 2 hour wait before they pick.

At 1:28 PM PST the Chargers went on the clock for the second time today and first time actually making a pick with the 30th overall selection.

With a little luck on the side of the San Diego Chargers, they had the option of selecting offensive guard Eric Steinbach.

With needs on defense, the Chargers instead took Sammy "CandyMan" Davis, cornerback out of Texas A&M. Davis was considered one of the top cornerbacks in the draft and perhaps third behind Terrance Newman and Marcus Trufant.

"I love big corners that can play bump and run," said Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer. "We've obviously talked about the significance of improving our defensive football team. We've had this young man targeted for some time. He's the first defensive back that I examined when we started the process of evaluating these players. As recently as yesterday, I had a discussion with coach (R.C.) Slocum at Texas A&M.

"We're delighted to have Sammy. We'll put him in a position to compete for hopefully a starting position at cornerback for us. He's a kid who has size and excellent measurables. I think he's one of the better tackling cornerbacks in this year's draft, so we're excited about him."

The Chargers get an extra pick out of the deal and still managed to take one of the top cornerbacks in the draft.

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