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Consult the latest mock drafts, and the popular first-round pick for the Chargers is a running back to fill the void left behind by the departed LaDainian Tomlinson. However, it's far from a lock that the Bolts will select a rusher in Round One. With Clemson's C.J. Spiller likely to be long gone by the time San Diego picks at No. 28 and Fresno State's Ryan Mathews quickly climbing draft boards, there might not be a worthy back available at that spot, and GM A.J. Smith won't reach for a position he knows could present value in the later rounds. From what we hear, Smith instead could have his sights set on a cornerback with the 28th selection. With Antonio Cromartie being shipped off to the Jets, the depth is shaky behind new starter Antoine Cason, and Smith has a history of drafting corners in the first round, having done so in '06 and '08. Two names being talked about for the Chargers are Devin McCourty of Rutgers and Boise State's Kyle Wilson, both physical players who would fit into their scheme well.
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