Also this weekend, the Chargers will have a scout at the Buffalo-Kent State game.
The frequent presence of a Chargers scout at Oregon State games seems odd on the surface. It's been more than 30 years since the Chargers drafted a Beaver -- 1976 fourth-round pick MLB Bob Horn.
On the other hand, the Chargers have long considered Oregon a hot-bed of NFL-ready talent. In 2004, San Diego used its second-round pick on Oregon DE Igor Olshansky. Two years earlier, the Bolts selected former Ducks star TE Justin Peelle in the fourth round.
As for the East Coast contest, the Chargers have never drafted a player from either Buffalo or Kent State.
According to Scout.com draft analyst Chris Steuber, the following players are the top draft-eligible prospects in Saturday's games.
OLB Jerome Boyd, SeniorOregon State
DE Nick Reed, Senior
DE Will Tukuafu, Junior
DT Ra'Shon Harris, Senior
CB Walter Thurmond, Junior
CB Jairus Byrd, Junior
SS Patrick Chung, Senior
RB Jeremiah Johnson, Senior
RB LeGarrette Blount, Junior
WR Jaison Williams, Senior
TE Ed Dickson, Junior
OT Fenuki Tupou, Senior
C/OT Max Unger, Senior
OLB Victor Butler, SeniorKent State
OLB Slade Norris, Senior
OLB Keaton Kristick, Junior
DT Stephen Paea, Redshirt-Sophomore
CB Keenan Lewis, Senior
CB Brandon Hughes, Senior
FS Greg Laybourn, Senior
SS Al Afalava, Senior
QB Lyle Moevao, Junior
WR Sammie Stroughter, Senior
WR Shane Morales, Senior
OG Andy Levitre, Senior
OLB Derek Burrell, SeniorBuffalo
CB Rico Murray, Senior
SS Brian Lainhart, Redshirt Sophomore
RB Eugene Jarvis, Junior
WR Shawn Bayes, Senior
OT Augustus Parrish, Senior
QB Drew Willy, SeniorLightning Quicks
RB James Starks, Junior
WR Naaman Roosevelt, Junior
Note: Keep an eye on these sophomores: SS Davonte Shannon, S Justin Winters and CB Domonic Cook.
Read more on the other college games that have drawn Chargers scouts:
Boston College vs. Wake ForestMichael 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.
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