- Jan 22, 2006
- Reaction score
NFL Draft: Chargers' selections
By: JAY PARIS - Staff Writer
> Round: First. Pick: 19th
> Position: Cornerback
> Height: 6-foot-2. Weight: 208 pounds
> College: Florida State
> Quick look: Cromartie's physical skills are impressive. He lacks experience ---- one career start at Florida State ---- after blowing out his knee last summer.
> Bet you didn't know: Cromartie also can return kicks.
> Quote to note: "Any pick you make in this draft is a gamble.'' ---- Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer on the selection of Cromartie
> Round: Second. Pick: 50th
> Position: Left tackle
> Height: 6-7. Weight: 336
> College: Auburn
> Quick look: He has not allowed a sack since his freshman year.
> Bet you didn't know: He has been diagnosed with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column.
> Quote to note: "He does his sprints and conditioning work after practice with the linebackers. He doesn't run with the linemen. I mean the big old boy can run." ---- Chargers assistant general manager Buddy Nix on McNeill's athleticism.
> Round: Third. Pick: 81st
> Position: Quarterback
> Height: 6-4. Weight: 223
> College: Clemson
> Quick look: He has the arm strength but isn't very mobile and played mostly in a shotgun formation. He had shoulder surgery in November.
> Bet you didn't know: His father, David, was a Packers quarterback from 1977-83.
> Quote to note: "I thought I was done seeing him.'' ---- Charlie Whitehurst on joining one-time rival Philip Rivers (North Carolina State) on the Chargers.