Chargers draft another target for Rivers

On day one, General Manager A.J. Smith drafted to fill needs. On day two, he went for value. Despite the fact that the Chargers are wanting for depth on both lines, as well as at wide receiver and cornerback, Smith used the team's fourth-round pick on a two-way tight end who is a reliable receiver and efficient blocker.

Scott Chandler (6-foot-7, 268 lbs.) is a complete tight end. He finished his Iowa career ranked second all-time among Hawkeye tight ends in receptions and yards. As a senior, he earned second-team All-Big Ten honors by catching 46 passes for 591 yards and six scores.

A former receiver, Chandler has the soft hands and agility to be an excellent safety valve target. Additionally, he does a nice job selling his routes with head and shoulder fakes.

As a blocker, he has the frame and blue-collar attitude to be effective. Also, because he was coached by Kirk Ferentz, his technique is guaranteed to be solid.

However, some scouts have questioned his aptitude at blocking and his overall strength.

"I don't think the Iowa coaches would question those things, but they're still out there," Chandler told Rob Howe of our Iowa site, Hawkeye Nation.

In San Diego, Chandler will take over the third tight end spot made vacant by the release of Aaron Shea.

Chandler is elated to finally know where he will continue his football career.

"One week you hear you're going in the second round and the next week you're going in the fourth. It's completely out of your hands," he said.

Luckily for the San Diego, he lasted until round four. As for Chandler, his football future is back in the very hands that made him a Charger.


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