Chargers look at CB - and TE?

SDBoltReport.com has confirmed that the San Diego Chargers met with another slew of names during Senior Bowl week in Mobile, Alabama this past week. We have two more names to add to the growing list of players personally scouted by the Bolts at Ladd-Peebles Stadium

Scouts from the San Diego Chargers met with defensive back DeMario Minter of Georgia for a second time during their week in Mobile.

Minter intrigues the Chargers' coaching staff, as he appears to be a solid fit in the Wade Phillips defensive scheme. Coming off knee surgery, Minter has not performed as well as expected, but the Chargers are one team not shying away from this potential talent.

Ironically, it was after Minter moved to safety late in the week that the Chargers caught up with him again.

When asked if he ever played safety before Minter replied, "No, I was strictly a corner in college but I felt comfortable out there."

He looked good at safety too. The Chargers no longer appear to be waiting for their talent to emerge in the secondary and figure to take a proactive stance in April.

The Chargers have had their eye on tight end T.J. Williams after meeting with him early in the wek. Then, after speaking about him during an afternoon practice session, Chargers' scouts spoke with him at length on the field.

The Chargers' interest in Williams is somewhat of a surprise. Not the most physically gifted player at the position, Williams has struggled at the Senior Bowl and does not appear poised to improve his stock at this time.

The problem with Williams during the week was his blocking more than anything else. With Antonio Gates firmly entrenched as the starter and Justin Peelle eligible for unrestricted free agency, the Bolts would appear to be in the market for a tight end that can understand and execute his assignments in the blocking department. During the week of drills, Williams did not show a proficiency with holding up the defender and was weak in the pass receiving department as well.

It is clear that the Chargers are targeting a few specific positions in need of upgrades and depth. Cornerback and tight end are two of those positions. Whether Minter or Williams produce more than the passing glances during Senior Bowl week will depend on the film work and the NFL Combines in Indianapolis less than a month from today.


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