Sep 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; A general view of a 55 decal on the helmet at midfield in honor of late San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau (not pictured) before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Manti Te’o Visits San Diego Chargers


The San Diego Chargers need to add talent all over the field, but the middle linebacker position is one that is near the top of the “draft needs” order. When you look at some of the prospects that the team has brought in for visits during the pre-draft process – Oregon inside linebacker Kiko Alonso, LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery and Washington State outside linebacker Travis Long — you can clearly see where the team’s focus is.

The most recent player to visit the Chargers is another well-known linebacker — Manti Te’o.

Te’o is certainly a first-round pick, but there is little chance the Chargers would select him with the eleventh overall pick. The most likely scenario is that the team will look to trade out of the spot if the top three offensive tackles are gone.

The Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers are teams that have expressed their desire to jump up in to the early teens, so the Chargers would make a solid trade partner.

If San Diego could pull off a trade, then Te’o would make a lot more sense with the pick.

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft Manti Te'o San Diego Chargers

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.spalsbury Tom Spalsbury

    He will never be a Junior Seau. But I think he’s a good fit for the Chargers.

    • Russell Grant

      No one will ever be Junior. But he could be a terror in the middle of the field

  • Cgoodness13

    I’d rather trade down for ogletree or wait till the second and take the dude from Oregon.

  • Aaron Lane

    Te’o and Butler roaming the middle would be nasty. I’d be good with Ogletree too.

  • adrianfeliciano11@yahoo.com

    Just want an opinion would you guys want tavon austin or ej manuel to get drafted by the chargers?

  • Russell Grant

    Ogletree would be my first choice if we go inside linebacker. The only knock I have on Te’o is what happened in the BCS Championship. He kind of disappeared.