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Travis Long And The NFL: San Diego Chargers


Travis Long Profile

Stacked Against The Pick: 

May 29, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; General view of the San Diego Chargers helmet of tackle Mike Harris (not pictured) at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers, who run a 3-4 scheme, can always use depth at the outside linebacker position. With Shaun Phillips still being a free agent, and Melvin Ingram, their first round pick who never seemed to get going last year, the outside linebackers are still a big question mark for the Chargers. They need to add a pass rusher to replace Phillips and will probably look to add depth later in the draft.

The Perfect Storm: 

The Chargers add a speed rusher early in the draft, and don’t add that depth they need until the later rounds. If Travis is available in the 6th or 7th round, they could very well take a go on him.

Likelihood Of Him Getting Drafted By The Chargers: 

C+ This could be a good fit for Travis, as is any 3-4 scheme. With any 3-4 scheme they will always need depth at the linebacker position, and it seems the Chargers go through linebackers, like my dog goes through food, pretty fast! So if Long does find himself in San Diego, he might be playing sooner than later. He is a good talent, when healthy, if he can recover like Adrian Peterson did (or half that) he will be a damn good player in the NFL.