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With the 28th Pick in the 2010 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers select...

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Ryan Mathews, RB - Fresno State

Pick made by chad72:

Having cut LT (who was picked up by the Jets), the Chargers badly need a primary RB that can carry enough of the load to help their running game along with Darren Sproles in their offense. During the brief period that LT was injured last year, the Chargers got off to a rocky start and Sproles could not carry the load effectively enough as a primary back while doing all the other things he could do well.

Ryan Mathews can be that primary back for the Chargers that will be able to carry the ball about 15-20 times a game, be able to catch the ball and be able to pass protect as well. He has good size and strength to get through the line of scrimmage and the acceleration to break into the secondary. He has good balance to take a hit and keep his feet. No known off-field concerns. Very humble, asked for permission from former Fresno All-American Dale Messer to wear his retired No. 21. Was granted permission from the 70-year old Messer after a face-to-face meeting.

How will he impact the 2010 Chargers?

Standing at 6'0", 218 lbs, Ryan Mathews is a decisive and tough runner who can do it all. He will do the primary back work for the Chargers and let Sproles flourish in the role where Sproles is most dangerous which is limited carries as an RB, and used more as a pass catching RB that returns kickoffs and punts as well. Ryan Mathews hould be able to help them in the red zone as well like LT did last year. Seems like a perfect match for that high flying offense of the Chargers.

If Mathews is taken #28 by the Chargers, he would be the 1st RB taken in the first round by the Chargers since 2001, when they selected LaDainian Tomlinson #5 overall. He would also be the first RB from Fresno State taken in the 1st round, and the first player from FSU taken in the 1st round since 2005 (Logan Mankins).

Mathew's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

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1 St. Louis Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame TouchdownColts
2 Detroit Russell Okung OT Oklahoma St. coltsfan723
3 Tampa Bay Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska TheAngelsColts
4 Washington Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Colts Homer
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee sanders_fan89
6 Seattle Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma shake n bake
7 Cleveland Earl Thomas S Texas 2ndBlueGeneration
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland LovinBlue
9 Buffalo Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa Cassieper
10 Jacksonville Rolando McClain LB Alabama peytonsthebest
11 Denver Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech JPBarnett
12 Miami Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma St. fpacheco
13 San Francisco Joe Haden CB Florida BlueVol03
14 Seattle Charles Brown OT USC shake n bake
15 N.Y. Giants C.J. Spiller RB Clemson gizzardfanny
16 Tennessee Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida Addai Another Day
17 San Francisco Mike Iupati G Idaho BlueVol03
18 Pittsburgh Kyle Wilson CB Boise St. LV Steelers Fan
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan fiftycal2004
20 Houston Dan Williams DT Tennessee Aerostar193
21 Cincinnati Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri FineClub
22 New England Jared Odrick DE Penn State skywalker
23 Green Bay Trent Williams OT Oklahoma bracketismyboy
24 Philadelphia Jerry Hughes OLB TCU TehRhino
25 Baltimore Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
26 Arizona Sergio Kindle DE/OLB Texas NYKings
27 Dallas Anthony Davis OT Rutgers SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
28 San Diego Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State chad72
29 N.Y. Jets diagenesis
30 Minnesota DClark#44
31 Indianapolis mgrex03
32 New Orleans palco