Last week, we explored Chargers GM A.J. Smith's track record in the NFL Draft over the last five years (the article can be found here ). But upon further review, I realized that many of the Chargers' successful picks (especially in the early rounds) came pre-2007 a.k.a. when Norv Turner was hired as head coach. Does Turner really have that much of a say on Smith's drafting decisions? There have been several curious picks since he was hired, and it may be time to evaluate Turner's player scouting skills in light of the last few years' draft blunders. In the 2007 NFL Draft, Turner got off to a rough start to his tenure as head coach with the first round selection of Craig "Buster" Davis, a wide receiver out of LSU. On talent alone he was a debatable first-rounder, and durability concerns (wh ...
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