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Predicting the Impact of Every San Diego Chargers 2014 NFL Draft Pick

San Diego Chargers' NFL Draft Impact

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With the San Diego Chargers having big needs on both sides of the ball, their incoming draft class should provide immediate impact this season. Here's a look at every draft pick and their impact on the Chargers this year and going forward.

Grant Waller is a San Diego Chargers writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Grant_J_Waller and "Like" him on Facebook.

Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

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Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

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Verrett has a lot of upside and should provide an immediate impact as a starter for the Chargers' secondary this season. A lot might be asked of him in his rookie year which could lead to some struggles, but I believe Pro Bowls are in his future.

Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech
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Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech
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Attaochu will get most of his work in a backup roll, but should see significant time in pass rush situations. I see the Chargers using him in a similar way as the 49ers used Aldon Smith during his rookie year. Attaochu will have his own blitz packages on third downs and other pass rush situations. While I don't see him recording 14 sacks like Smith, he should provide an impact and become a solid linebacker like Shaun Phillips was for San Diego.

Chris Watt, OG, Notre Dame

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Chris Watt, OG, Notre Dame

Chris Watt Notre Dame
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Watt will be used in a backup roll most of this year, but could see a few starts if someone goes down. In the future he should hold down a starting guard spot and it could come as soon as the 2015 season with Jeromey Clary becoming a free agent. I see Watt developing into a solid starter for the Chargers similar to Mike Goff.

Ryan Carrethers, NT, Arkansas State

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Ryan Carrethers, NT, Arkansas State

Ryan Carrethers NFL Combine
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Carrethers should make the roster and will likely be a rotational player with Sean Lissemore and Kwame Geathers at the tackle spot. Carrethers is extremely strong and his future with the Chargers will be determined how he plays up-front in the run game. While I don't see him having the career of a Jamal Williams, he should provide the Chargers with the big body they've been missing on their defensive line.

Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State

Marion Grice Arizona State
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Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State

Marion Grice Arizona State
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The Chargers' backfield is already deep as it is, so Grice will have to impress if he wants any carries. If Grice does make the Chargers' roster it will most likely be on special teams as a returner. While running between the tackles might not be his strongest attribute, receiving is. Grice's best shot at making an impact for the Chargers in the future might be as a slot receiver.

Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor

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Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor

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If Reese wants to make the Chargers' roster he will have to improve his route running and overall receiving. While his straight line speed worked in college, the NFL is a different story. I suspect Reese will be on the practice squad the majority of the year. He could develop into a downfield threat given time, but his light frame will make it hard for him to matchup with the physicality of opposing corners.