To see our interview with Reynolds, along with our analysis of how he fits, click here.
The Chargers' next stop was the Senior Bowl, where the team met with Phil Loadholt (Oklahoma) and William Beatty (Connecticut). The two players couldn't be any more different in style of play, but both have plenty to offer the Chargers.
Loadholt (6-foot-8, 332 pounds) is a huge, strong player who can generate movement in the running game. He has long arms (36.5 inches) and a nasty demeanor, which is exactly what A.J. Smith looks for in offensive linemen.
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, who coached Loadholt at the Senior Bowl, had this to say about him: "He's a good prospect and he's done a good job."
OT William Beatty
For our interview with Beatty, including a breakdown of how he would fit with the Chargers, click here.
More recently, the Chargers met with their highest-ranked prospect of the offseason when they held a formal meeting with Baylor OT Jason Smith at the NFL Combine. Smith is the most complete tackle in this year's draft and will likely be a top-10 pick, but the Chargers were doing their due diligence.
For SDBoltReport.com's notes and quotes on Smith, click here.
Also, Scout.com Senior NFL Analyst Ed Thompson has just confirmed the Chargers held a formal meeting with Florida OT Jason Watkins at the NFL Combine.
Watkins is a better pass protector than run blocker. He has long arms (34.5 inches) and quick feet, which is to be expected, since he played some tight end earlier in his career. Watkins carries a middle-round projection, so the Chargers could target him with one of the compensatory picks they expect to receive.
The Chargers also had several informal meetings with offensive tackles at the NFL Combine, including Joel Bell (Furman), Ramon Foster (Tennessee), Jamon Meredith (South Carolina) and Gerald Cadogan (Penn State).
San Diego also had follow-up meetings with Reynolds and Loadholt at the Combine, although it's not known if those meetings were formal or informal.
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.