Pre-draft Projection: 53-Man Depth Chart

The Chargers could add another veteran or two from the bargain bin, but for the most part, Tom Telesco is done in free agency. With that in mind, we take our first look at the team’s projected 53-man roster, laid out in depth-chart format.

Note: This projected depth chart will change substantially once the Chargers start adding rookies at the end of this month. Given the pre-draft roster, there are not too many tough decisions to make when trimming the roster to 53 players. Most of the tough decisions come on defense, especially on the defensive line and the secondary. Linemen Damik Scafe and Damion Square are left off this roster, as are cornerbacks Chris Davis and Greg Ducre.


  • QB: Philip Rivers, Kellen Clemens, Brad Sorensen
  • RB: Branden Oliver, Danny Woodhead, Donald Brown
  • LT: King Dunlap
  • LG: Orlando Franklin, Craig Watts
  • C: Chris Watt, Trevor Robinson
  • RG: Johnnie Troutman, Jeremiah Sirles
  • RT: D.J. Fluker, Kenny Wiggins
  • TE: Antonio Gates, John Phillips
  • TE: Ladarius Green, David Johnson
  • WR: Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson, Austin Pettis
  • WR: Malcom Floyd, Dontrelle Inman, Jacoby Jones


  • DE: Corey Liuget, Ricardo Mathews, Tenny Palepoi
  • NT: Ryan Carrethers, Sean Lissemore
  • DE: Kendall Reyes, Mitch Unrein
  • OLB: Melvin Ingram, Tourek Williams
  • ILB: Manti Te’o, Alvin Scioneaux
  • ILB: Donald Butler, Kavell Conner
  • OLB: Jeremiah Attaochu, Cordarro Law
  • CB: Brandon Flowers, Patrick Robinson, Richard Crawford
  • CB: Jason Verrett, Steve Williams
  • SS: Jahleel Addae, Jimmy Wilson, Darrell Stuckey
  • FS: Eric Weddle, Adrian Phillips


  • K: Nick Novak
  • P: Mike Scifres
  • LS: Mike Windt

Michael Lombardo is a long-time contributor to the team. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. He has followed the Chargers for more than 18 years and covered the team since '03. You can see more of his updates by following him on twitter.

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