The Chargers (and everyone else) expect their first two picks of the 2013 draft -- OT D.J. Fluker and ILB Manti Te'o -- to play immediately. Wideout Keenan Allen will prove a steal in the third round. Williams, overshadowed by Allen and others at Cal, could prove the most pleasant surprise of San Diego's rookie crop.
Manti Te'o's fall from Top 10 prospect into the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft played out in front of the nation, but now he can begin his pro career in a great situation in San Diego's 3-4 scheme.
Representatives from half of the NFL were on hand to see OL Luke Marquardt work out Thursday. At nearly 6-9, 315-pounds, Marquardt is an imposing physical specimen who was invited to the combine but was unable to work out there due to a broken foot. Eight NFL teams have requested meetings with Marquardt, who's expected to be the first Cougar drafted since Christian Okoye in 1987.
A fractured left wrist kept Kiko Alonso, NFLDraftScout.com's No. 3-rated inside linebacker, from participating at the Senior Bowl and combine. According to a letter sent to all 32 NFL teams, the 2012 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP has been cleared by Dr. Timothy McAdams, the orthopedic surgeon for the San Francisco 49ers.