With the team still pursuing a deal to ship Donnie Edwards out of town and facing what is likely the last year with Randall Godfrey, the Chargers needed to address the inside linebacker posiiton.
A junior college transfer, Dobbins was the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2004. Dobbins had 61 tackles, fifth best on the team and added two interceptions as a junior.
A year later, Dobbins recorded 103 tackles, tied for most on the team with 7.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and one interception.
Considered a high motor player with strong tackling skills, Dobbins is better against the run than the pass from his inside linebacker position.