Why He Makes Sense: Martin brings a lot of athleticism and versatility. He played free safety in college but has the skills to play cornerback, as well, which could allow the Chargers to move Antoine Cason to safety. Martin is smooth in coverage and shows excellent range, picking off four passes last season. Also, he is an excellent tackler.
Why He Doesn't: The Chargers may already have enough cornerback/safety hybrids, with Paul Oliver and Steve Gregory also fitting that description. Additionally, the Chargers need a safety who can contribute immediately and Martin's small-school background could make that unrealistic. He will be a 25-year-old rookie.
Quote to Note: "I have been working out every day. I feel I have pretty much done everything I can besides working out and staying in shape. Now, I am just trying to prepare for mini camp."
Pittsburgh LB Scott McKillop
LB Scott McKillop
Why He Doesn't: The Chargers already have a logjam at inside linebacker. Even if the team releases Matt Wilhelm, there's still Cooper, Tim Dobbins, Brandon Siler and Kevin Burnett. There is also the concern that McKillop was an overachiever in college whose measurables show little room for growth in the NFL.
Note to Quote: "[I am a player] who is relentless and who will work hard to get things done. I would definitely add depth at the linebacker position."
Alabama TE Travis McCall
Why He Makes Sense: Norv Turner loves to use two-tight end sets, yet there is little proven depth behind Antonio Gates and Brandon Manumaleuna. Kris Wilson struggled to stay active on game days last season and Scott Chandler has yet to prove he can stick. McCall, who could be had late in the draft or possibly as an undrafted free agent, can also play fullback.
Why He Doesn't: The Chargers are four-deep at tight end. The team will likely give Chandler, a fourth-round pick in 2007 who spent last season on injured-reserve, one more chance to prove his worth. As for McCall's opportunities as fullback, the team seems content with youngsters Jacob Hester, Mike Tolbert and Billy Latsko.
Quote to Note: "Playing the SEC has definitely prepared me for better competition. I also bring the ability to block well."