Chargers high on Senior Bowl talent

The Chargers had second and third meetings with one receiver prospect during their time in Mobile, Al for the Senior Bowl.

While the Chargers seemingly have a nice stable group of receivers that should lead them over the next few years, they don't have any game-breaker – but that is not the angle they took.

The Chargers met on successive days with Maurice Stovall, a wide receiver out of Notre Dame.

With Reche Caldwell slated for unrestricted free agency and not expected back, the Bolts could use another option, even with Kassim Osgood coming to terms on a four-year deal.

Continuing the theme of the last few years, the Bolts have been angling towards height in their receivers. Vincent Jackson, a Senior Bowl graduate from a year ago, checked in at 6-foot-5 and Stovall touches the ceiling just an inch shorter.

After netting 61 receptions over his first three seasons with the Fighting Irish, Stovall corralled 69 this past season for 1,149 yards, including six 100-yard games.

At practice this week, Stovall was one of the tougher receivers to defend and he is advanced in using his body to box out defenders.

There were, however, several cornerbacks that weren't happy with him. At the line, Stovall would arm hook the corner and spin him as he swept by, giving him an added ounce of separation. The move came within five yards and it could be something he gets away with at times, but not recommended.

The Bolts favored Stovall because they know his maturation as a senior comes from playing under Charlie Weiss, a head coach with established NFL qualifications.

Coming into the year, Stovall was considered raw but he has worked hard to refine his game and it is easy to see why the Chargers worked him over several times during their stay.

As he walked off the field after another brief meeting with the team, "See you in Indianapolis" was what a Charger scout commented, referring to the NFL Combines in February.

Whether that eventually translates into see you in San Diego will have to wait.


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