Sunday, April 29, 2012

2012 NFL Draft: The Final Rounds

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After beefing up the defense in the first two rounds, the Chargers decided to go all offense during the home stretch of the draft. Meanwhile more San Diego State prospects found homes in the National Football League.

With the 110th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected...

Name: Ladarius Green
Position: Tight End
Height & Weight: 6'6" 238lbs
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

San Diego drafts explosive TE

San Diego State football fans may remember Green as the guy who put up 121 receiving yards against the Aztecs in the New Orleans Bowl. The Chargers front office also tuned in and was impressed enough to give him a shot at being their tight end of the future. Antonio Gates is still playing at a high level but injury concerns and age makes this a smart pick up for the Bolts.

With the 129th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected...

Name: Miles Burris
Position: Linebacker
Height & Weight: 6'2" 246lbs
College: San Diego State
Hometown: Granite Bay, California


Oakland Raiders pick SDSU's Burris

Burris will add depth to an already tough Raiders defense. He'll most likely contribute on special teams before earning a starting spot.

Post Draft Interview
Miles Burris Chats with Media
2012 NFL Draft Spotlight: Miles Burris

With the 149th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected...

Name: Johnnie Troutman
Position: Guard
Height & Weight: 6'4" 327lbs
College: Penn State
Hometown: Brown Mills, New Jersey

As a three year starter at Penn State, Troutman didn't allow any sacks. As a senior he didn't draw a single penalty. So why did he fall to the 5th round? He is recovering from a recent surgery on his pectoral muscle. If he can get healthy, he'll be in the hunt for a spot at left guard. 

With the 185th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cardinals selected...

Name: Ryan Lindley
Position: Quarterback
Height & Weight: 6'3" 229lbs
College: San Diego State
Hometown: Alpine, California


Aztecs QB picked by Arizona Cardinals

With his typical NFL size and rocket arm, Lindley should be in the mix for the starting quarterback job at Arizona during his rookie year. He was projected to be a higher pick but dropped due to questions about his accuracy. He'll be reunited with his former SDSU wide receiver Demarco Sampson.

With the 218th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chiefs selected...

Name: Jerome Long
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height & Weight: 6'5" 285lbs
College: San Diego State
Hometown: Los Osos, California


Chiefs go with San Diego State DT Jerome Long with first of two seventh-round picks

Jerome Long is the first Aztec defensive lineman taken in the draft since La'Roi Glover was selected by the Oakland Raiders in 1996. He anchored a young and inexperienced defensive line during his breakout senior season at San Diego State. He should develop into a solid back up at defensive end.

San Diego State DL Jerome Long joins Josh and Charod
Aztec Player Profile: Jerome Long 08/19/11

With the 226th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected...

Name: David Molk
Position: Center
Height & Weight: 6'1" 298lbs
College: Michigan
Hometown: Lemont, Illinois

The Chargers used their 1st compensatory pick on the strongest offensive lineman in the draft. David Molk's 41 bench press reps led all offensive linemen in the combine and came in 2nd behind Memphis DT Dontari Poe who had 44. With rumors of Nick Hardwick retiring soon, the Chargers hope they found his potential successor.

With the 250th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected...

Name: Edwin Baker
Position: Michigan State
Height & Weight: 5'8" 204lbs
College: Michigan State
Hometown: Highland Park, Michigan

With their last pick of this year's draft, the Chargers picked up a potential back up for Ryan Mathews. 

  Undrafted Free Agents

Appalachian State CB De'Andre Presley
Houston RB Mike Hayes
Montana OL Charles Burton
UNLV WR Phillip Payne
South Carolina WR Jason Barnes
LSU QB Jarrett Lee
Texas A&M DT Eddie Brown
Toledo RB Adonis Thomas
UCF ILB Josh Linam
Mississippi Valley State WR Paul Cox
Fresno State DT Logan Harrell
Oklahoma State WR Hubert Anyiam
UCLA WR Taylor Embree
Minnesota State OT Cordell Bell
Cal safety Sean Catthouse
Arkansas DB Greg Gaston
UCLA Mike Harris
San Jose State FB Mohamed Marah
Arizona State LS Nick Guess
USC DE Christian Tupou
Arizona State WR Michael Willie
Rice punter Kyle Martens

San Diego DE Mario Kurn

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