With the 18th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select:
COURTNEY UPSHAW, DE/OLB, ALABAMA
Put simply, the Chargers need a pass rush. They haven't been the same since Shawn Merriman was cut. Upshaw is the best possible option here at pick 18 for the Chargers. Upshaw brings experience, leadership, and immense amounts of ability. He can play as a run stopping linebacker or come down on the ends and bring the rush. A lot of versatility here at this pick and a proven winner to try and rejuvenate this inept defense. Another need here is Offensive Tackle, so don't be surprised if the Chargers move up in the draft so they can snag their cornerstone tackle, picks 3 and 4 are intriguing of the chargers. Although, I think they need to much help to give up that much for a higher pick. Norv Turner will be screaming Roll Tide on draft day.
The Chicago Bears are now on the clock