2. Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Ohio State - This would be a classic A.J. Smith selection. Gonzalez' work ethic and leadership abilities would make him a great addition to the locker room, and his quickness and hands would have a likewise impact on the field.
3a. Manuel Ramirez, OG, Texas Tech - Although linebacker may seem like the greater need, depth is just as suspect at guard. Ramirez has quick feet in pass protection and mauler-like tendencies when run blocking. He could be the eventual replacement for Mike Goff at right guard.
The team could also look at linebacker Stewart Bradey or offensive tackle Ryan Harris.
3b. Kareem Brown, DE, Miami
Unlike so many of players from The U, Brown is a classy and levelheaded individual. He has ideal size for the position, as well as the strength to anchor at the point of attack and the quickness to dominate as a pass-rusher.
4. C.J. Wilson, CB, Baylor - The Chargers love corners with size, and Wilson (6-foot-1, 196 lbs.) fits the bill. He also has the impressive athleticism and the short memory necessary to thrive on an island.
5a. Justin Hickman, OLB, UCLA - The Chargers need a third pass-rushing linebacker, something that was missing last season after Steve Foley was shot. Hickman can provide plenty of heat off the edge and can help on special teams, too.
5b. Justin Warren, ILB, Texas A&M - Given the defection of Donnie Edwards and the indecision of Randall Godfrey, the Chargers must restore depth at inside linebacker. An incredible physical specimen, Warren is a strong run defender who is plenty capable in coverage.
7. Jerard Rabb, WR, Boise State - Depth at wide receiver is so bad, at least two picks should be spent on that position. Rabb has good quickness, better hands and will fight for the ball. He was highly productive at Boise State, leading the team in receptions in 2005 and 2006.
Fullback LeRon McClain and guard Corey Davis could also get looks here.