In 1978 the Chargers lost to the Raiders 21-20 after several Raiders "fumbled" the ball forward into the end zone where it was recovered by Dave Casper. 

Los Angeles Chargers 2020 Draft Grade: D

The Chargers took Justin Herbert at 6.  It's a franchise killer.  He's a similar prospect to Ryan Tannehill who held the Dolphins back for the better part of a decade.  In the second that pick would have been fine, but not top ten.  They traded up to get stud LB Kenneth Murray.  They gave up a 2nd and 3rd to move up.  Other than Murray we don't see any difference makers.  This was a draft the Chargers needed to get right and they didn't.

San Diego Chargers 2017 Draft Grade: C+

First round safety Derwin James is better at testing than he is on tape, though his tape is pretty good.  That's why he fell to 17th when most people had him graded in the top 10.  LB Uchenna Nwosu adds depth to a strong linebacking corps and we liked DT Justin Jones more than most.  Overall there's not a lot to get excited about as starters with the exception of James who should start as a rookie.

San Diego Chargers 2016 Draft Grade: B+

Keenan Allen is always hurt so taking a big target in WR Mike Williams was a nice move, though we thought it was a little early for Williams.  The Chargers made an astute move doubling down on the drafts two best guards in Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney.   The Chargers needed a safety and taking the physical Rayshawn Jenkins out of Miami should help.  CB Desmond King in the fifth could be a steal.  He reminds us of their recent first round pick, Jason Verrett.

San Diego Chargers 2016 Draft Grade: A

The Chargers drafted for value at nearly every spot and landed a class that might have the best pass rusher in DE Joey Bosa, the best tight end in Hunter Henry, the best hybrid in Jatavis Brown and the best inside linebacker in Josh Perry.  It was a tremendous haul with the only pick we thought was a reach being Max Tuerk in the 3rd, though he could start.

San Diego Chargers 2015 Draft Grade: C

Nothing to get too excited about here.  The Chargers needed a running back and Melvin Gordon should produce 250 carries as a rookie.  Denzel Perryman should also be a starter as a rookie.  Whether he can do enough to defend the passing game will determine how good he becomes.  After that the Chargers only had three picks and they probably don't have any starters, other than possibly Kyle Emanuel who is an intriguing OLB prospect.

UDFA most likely to make the team: Brock Hekking- DE, Nevada

San Diego Chargers 2014 Draft Grade: B

The Chargers made some strides on defense adding CB Jason Verrett and OLB Jeremiah Attaochu in the first two rounds.  They traded up in the second to select Attaochu who is Georgia Tech's all-time sack leader in spite of the fact that he is still a bit raw.  He could develop into an elite player at a premium position.  5th round DT Ryan Carrethers is 6'1", 335 pounds.  He was unbloackable in the Sun Belt Conference and posted a Manny Fernandez-like 16 tackles in one game in 2013.  Notre Dame guard Chris Watt has a chance to be starter.  Watch for him to challenge for playing time as a rookie.

UDFA most likely to make the team: Chris Davis- CB, Auburn