The Chargers are intrigued by Jenkins' physicality. As a former safety, he is unafraid to press receivers at the line or step up against the run. He has the fluid hips to play man coverage and the awareness to thrive in a zone. If Jenkins falls to No. 27, the Bolts will likely pounce on him.
CB Brandon Flowers
The Chargers would benefit by adding Flowers' go-getter attitude to their secondary. Flowers has the confidence to play on an island and the closing speed to prevent quarterbacks from picking on him as a rookie. Like Jenkins, Flowers is a terrific run defender, which is a prerequisite in San Diego's defense.
Should the draft board fall in an unfavorable fashion, the Chargers could turn their attention to Arizona cornerback Antoine Cason (6'0", 191 pounds). Cason comes off a monster senior season in which he totaled 71 tackles, 14 pass breakups and five interceptions. He made a similar impact off the field, distributing his "Cason Cares" wrist bands to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Cason ran a 4.45 in the 40-yard dash at the Combine and plays even faster than his timed speed. He showcases excellent anticipation and baits quarterbacks into making bad throws. It helps that the NFL is in Cason's blood; his father, Wendell, played with the Atlanta Falcons from 1984-1987.
Michael Lombardo is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. He has followed the Chargers for more than 15 years and covered the team since 2003.