Live from Indy: Bolts Point at Running Back

Amberly Richardson reports from Indy that the Chargers met with one of the top running backs going into the draft. With Michael Turner on the outs and LaDainian Tomlinson on the mend, the Bolts hope this accomplished prospect can smooth any waves in the transition.

The Chargers scheduled a private meeting with Tashard Choice (5'11", 215 pounds) of Georgia Tech on day three of the NFL Combine. Choice excelled in his workouts and felt confident he reassured the Bolts they were looking at the right prospect.

"I've had a solid and productive week. Every day I seem to get better and I think the coaches were pleased with how I played," he said. "I showed solid catching skills and good bursts of speed."

The Yellow Jacket closed his senior year with a bang. Choice was a first team All-ACC selection and was named an Honorable Mention All-American by Sports Illustrated. As the ACC rushing champion (1,379 yards) for the second straight season, he became the first runner in team history to produce 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.

Choice knows numbers speak volumes and has one number on his mind that he hopes to improve.

"People think I'm about a 4.5 or 4.6 40-yard dash guy, but last week I tested on an electronic timer at 4.48. I want to run a sub 4.4 time and boost my stock in this draft."

With a rock-hard build, Choice's knack for keeping his feet while tearing through traffic makes it awfully difficult for a safety or corner to take him down. An efficient runner, he reads his blocks well and blasts through holes.

With Michael Turner's anticipated departure, the Bolts see Choice as a possible backup to LaDainian Tomlinson.

Lucky for the Bolts, Choice knows what it's like to play behind the best. He spent his freshman season at Oklahoma backing up Adrian Peterson before he transferred to Georgia Tech to be closer to his family.

The Yellow Jackets ran a pro-style offense, prepping Choice for the next level. Having undergone knee surgery a few months ago, Choice puts all his cards on the table and is prepared to do whatever it takes to succeed at the next level.

"What I do on the field and what I've done the last two seasons as a starter speaks volumes about my abilities."

Choice continued to let his play speak for him in Indianapolis. Obviously, the Chargers are listening.

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