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

Predicting Impact of Each San Diego Chargers' Draft Pick

2014 NFL Draft
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The San Diego Chargers addressed multiple needs through the 2014 NFL Draft. From pass rushers to playmakers, this year’s draft class is full of talent and potential. Here are my bold predictions for each player the Chargers selected in the 2014 draft.

1. Jason Verrett (First Round -- 25th Overall)

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1. Jason Verrett (First Round -- 25th Overall)

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Last year, San Diego’s secondary was the worst in the AFC. The addition of Jason Verrett from TCU will be nice and should help quite a bit. In his first year in the NFL, I predict Verrett will start all 16 games for the Chargers and will end up leading his team in interceptions by the end of the season.

2. Jerry Attaochu (Second Round -- 50th Overall)

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2. Jerry Attaochu (Second Round -- 50th Overall)

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If there’s one position the San Diego Chargers have depth at, it’s linebacker. Jerry Attaochu was brought in from Georgia Tech to fight for a position on the Bolts’ 53-man roster. He will join eight other OLBs in the fight for a spot, but I don’t think he’s ready this year. Give Attaochu a year to adjust to the speed of the NFL and for him to grow before making an impact with the Chargers.

3. Chris Watt (Third Round -- 89th Overall)

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3. Chris Watt (Third Round -- 89th Overall)

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There’s much to be said about the versatility that OG Chris Watt brings to the Chargers. After playing left guard at Notre Dame for three years, Watt is now taking reps with the ones and twos at center and right guard. I don’t see Chris Watt immediately becoming a starter, but he will certainly see playing time and is one injury away from having his number called.

4. Ryan Carrethers (Fifth Round -- 165th Overall)

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4. Ryan Carrethers (Fifth Round -- 165th Overall)

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The San Diego Chargers haven’t had much success at the NT position since Jamal Williams, but Ryan Carrethers hopes to change that. The 335-pound defensive lineman from Arkansas State will have the opportunity to earn a starting job before the 2014 NFL season kicks off. Typically a force against the run game, San Diego could use Carrethers right away. I don’t expect him to be starting, but he’ll see an increased workload as the season progresses.

5. Marion Grice (Sixth Round -- 201st Overall)

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5. Marion Grice (Sixth Round -- 201st Overall)

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The Chargers’ backfield finally looks secure now that Ryan Mathews is healthy and Donald Brown has been added to go alongside Danny Woodhead. Between this three-headed monster, there will be no room for the RB from Arizona State, Marion Grice, to play. I don’t expect Grice to play a single down this season, but who knows what could happen — especially with the medical history that Mathews has.

6. Tevin Reese (Seventh Round -- 240th Overall)

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6. Tevin Reese (Seventh Round -- 240th Overall)

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Many consider Tevin Reese to be the most explosive player in this year’s draft. The slim WR from Baylor led the NCAA in touchdowns of 40-yards and averaged 19.4 yards per catch in three seasons. The Chargers are already pretty stacked at WR, but it’ll be hard to keep Reese off the field with the speed and vision he brings. I expect Keenan Allen to start at kick and punt return come Week 1, but you’ll see Reese back there eventually.

Brandon Sandberg is a writer for RantSports.com. Like him on Facebook. Follow him on Twitter@SandbergBrandon and add him to you network on Google.