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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Players San Diego Chargers Should Target With 25th Pick

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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Players San Diego Chargers Should Target With 25th Pick

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The San Diego Chargers head into the NFL Draft looking to upgrade at several positions and improve upon a playoff campaign last season. They have needs at several positions, including cornerback, outside linebacker, nose tackle, offensive guard and wide receiver. With the 25th pick in the draft, they should have multiple options available to them.

5. Marqise Lee, WR

Marqise Lee
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5. Marqise Lee, WR

Marqise Lee
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Marqise Lee had an outstanding sophomore year followed by a subpar, injury-riddled junior season. He has great speed and is a big play waiting to happen. While not tall, he would provide an excellent option opposite of Keenan Allen. While the Chargers may have other needs, if Lee falls there is no way they can pass up on his talent.

4. David Yankey, OG

David Yankey
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4. David Yankey, OG

David Yankey
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David Yankey comes from a power running team at Stanford and is an extremely smart player. While not very quick, he is powerful at the point of attack. The Chargers need to solidify the inside of their line, and Yankey has the ability to play multiple positions.

3. Bradley Roby, CB

Bradley Roby
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3. Bradley Roby, CB

Bradley Roby
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It is likely that at least two cornerbacks will be off the board by the time the Chargers pick, but Roby should still be available. He has had some off the field issues but is extremely talented and worth the risk. He has great speed and has the potential to become a lock-down corner in the near future.

2. Jason Verrett, CB

Jason Verrett
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2. Jason Verrett, CB

Jason Verrett
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Jason Verrett is undersized and might be a reach in the first round, but he always plays as if he has something to prove. He is a good tackler and aggressive in coverage. He will not back down from anyone, an attitude the Chargers need in their secondary.

1. Louis Nix, NT

Louis Nix
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1. Louis Nix, NT

Louis Nix
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The Chargers have a glaring need at nose tackle and should look at Louis Nix to fill that void. Nix is a prototypical nose tackle who has the ability to occupy multiple linemen. He can be a disruptive force and would help free up the young linebackers on the Chargers’ roster.