The Los Angeles Chargers are in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Combine. Scouting over 300 athletes the Chargers staff will be working hard to find additional pieces to contribute next season. A few position needs are evident on the roster as well as some areas that could use improvement.
Safety remains a focus and many are projecting the Chargers to use their No. 7 pick on Malik Hooker. However, Hooker recently underwent surgery for both an injured labrum and hernia making him unavailable for the NFL Combine. Concerns about his status coupled with only one full season as a starter for Ohio State could have the team looking elsewhere.
Following are five prospects (listed alphabetically) to watch at the NFL Combine that could potentially be the newest members of the Los Angeles Chargers when the draft occurs in April.
Jamal Adams, S – LSU
Adams is currently the second best safety prospect. His performance at the NFL Combine could raise his stock due to Hooker’s inability to perform.
Garett Bolles, OT – Utah
Projected as a late first or early second round pick the Chargers could target him for help on the offensive line.
Mitch Leidner, QB – Minnesota
Unfortunately quarterback Philip Rivers isn’t getting any younger. For that reason alone Los Angeles should target a quarterback late who needs some development and would benefit learning from one the best in the league.
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Jordan Morgan, OG – Kutztown
Anytime you can add depth on the offensive or defensive line is a good thing. Morgan has NFL size despite competing at the NCAA Division II level and could compete for a roster position immediately.
Taywon Taylor, WR – Western Kentucky
Continuing to impress in the Senior Bowl, Taylor burst onto the scene after a nine-catch, 121 yard performance against Alabama in the Hilltoppers second game of the season last year.