NFL executives often say it takes three years to fully evaluate a draft class. That makes this the ideal time to take a look back at the class of 2009. Although that draft started with a dud, as A.J. Smith opted for Larry English ahead of Clay Matthews, the Chargers still came away with a trio of productive players.
February 20, 2012
The Chargers suffered a few key injuries in Week 1, but that does not quell the team's optimism heading into a Week 2 showdown against the Patriots. The defense will not hold a second straight opposing QB under 40 yards passing, but the offense is ready to shine in a shootout.
September 14, 2011
The Chargers were slammed with injuries in 2010, forcing several young players to take on large roles before they were ready. The upside is those players are now prepared for bigger and better things in 2011. Here is a look at five such players primed to guide the Bolts back to the postseason.
February 17, 2011
It's seen as a foregone conclusion that the Chargers will pick a nose tackle in April's NFL Draft. What's less certain is where the rookie will fit in the rotation. San Diego already has nine veterans in the fold, creating terrific depth and even better competition.
March 19, 2010