Brian Quick should be on San Diego’s radar in the 2012 NFL Draft
The San Diego Chargers lost Vincent Jackson in free agency to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 13, 2012. In 16 games, Jackson caught 60 passes for 1,106 receiving yards and nine touchdown receptions during the 2011 NFL season. San Diego was able to sign Robert Meachem to a four year deal on March 13, 2012. I do not expect Meachem to be as productive as Jackson, but Meachem averaged 43 receptions and seven TD receptions the last three seasons with an average of 16 yards per reception for his career.
San Diego needs to add a pass rusher on the defensive line in the first round of the draft. This needs to be done because the defensive line combined for 11.5 sacks during the 2011 season. The Chargers need a guard or a safety in the second round because there are only two guards currently signed on their roster and the strong safety position was a big problem in 2011. When Malcom Floyd plays, he is extremely productive as he led San Diego in receiving yards per game during the 2011 season and led the NFL in yards per reception last season. The problem is that Floyd missed five games during the 2010 season and four games during the 2011 season.
Brian Quick may be the most realistic option for San Diego in the third round. According the cbssports.com, Quick is ranked 85th among prospects, 11th at the receiver position and projected as a third round pick. San Diego has the 15th pick in the third round, which is the 78th overall pick. Quick finished his 2011 season at Appalachian State with 71 receptions for 1,096 receiving yards and 11 TD receptions.