Live From Indy: Bolts Shop for Local QB

Amberly Richardson reports live from Indianapolis that the Chargers coaching staff scheduled a private meeting with a local quarterback who has already worked out with the Chargers' signal callers. Find out who he is and how he might fit in, all in this exclusive.

The Chargers coaching staff used one of their private meetings to court San Diego State quarterback Kevin O'Connell. With a 6'6" extension and 228 frame, Connell boasts the size and the ability to make plays when they might not be there.

"[I can] make plays on the run and on the fly," O'Connell said. "I think those are the type of plays that change the momentum of the game."

Raised and collegiately trained in San Diego, O'Connell would like to stay.

"That would be awesome," O'Connell said. "I know I have a meeting scheduled with them and I am big fan of them."

"It's a first class organization, but the one thing they tell you first and foremost is you can't start, you don't get to pick. They pick you and it's a lifelong dream to go and play, so you aren't going to be picky about anything."

One thing O'Connell can choose is the quarterbacks he employs to help his game.

"I worked out with [Brees] in the summers when he was here or when he was in San Diego and LT is his good buddy, so just watching those guys," O'Connell said of what he learned from the pros. "I mean it could be July when the season is about to start and they should be spending time with their families, but they are out there busting their tails trying to get better."

O'Connell said if the stars of the team are working extra time then that should be the benchmark.

"The thing that I look up to those guys like him, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, guys that I've been close to watching them play for the past five or six years is just their work ethic," O'Connell said. "They do everything right on and off the field and I respect that. You kind of have to look at that as the way it's suppose to be because when the MVP is doing it, everybody should be doing it."

He may have to take that mentality if the Chargers or another team are going to take their chances with the developing quarterback.

Expected to go in the late fifth or sixth round, O'Connell will need to improve on his accuracy and ability to read the opponents.

O'Connell is open to all advice to improve his stock. He spoke with former teammate Antwan Applewhite about the combine process, but most of his counsel comes from the big wigs.

"At this point I mean I was in Arizona during Super Bowl," O'Connell said. "I talked to person after person that was here."

Drafting a quarterback for the Chargers would make sense, as Billy Volek is likely a goner.

Amberly Richardson is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a correspondent for She has contributed to the official Web sites of Lorenzo Neal, Shaun Phillips, Shawne Merriman and others for Sixthman Communications.

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