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The San Diego Chargers are in need of upgrades at defensive end, outside linebacker, inside linebacker and wide receiver in this year's NFL Draft, reports Scott Bair, of the North County Times. They would also like to add depth at offensive tackle and safety.

The Chargers have three picks in the first two rounds, picking No. 18, No. 50 and No. 61 overall. With those three early selections, the Chargers could fill some pressing needs or general manager A.J. Smith could look to package some of the picks together to move up in the NFL Draft. "There are opportunities out there in this draft to make an impact in the second round if we stand pat. I understand the marquee part of this process is the first round, and the second round falls right behind that," Smith said. "When you have multiple selections like we do, you have a chance to look pretty good or doubly good. I either have two chances to get it right or two chances to mess it up. It depends on your perspective."

Smith wouldn't tip his hand in regards to what he plans to do with the extra second-round selections, but noted he enjoys having the options.

2011-04-24 22:58:36 | Source: North County Times - Scott Bair

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