Saturday, April 27, 2013
Chargers, Broncos end draft with QBs
By Bill Williamson
The AFC West added quarterbacks Saturday.
Oakland took Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson in the fourth round, and in the seventh round the Chargers added Southern Utah’s Brad Sorensen and Denver picked Miami-Ohio’s Zac Dysert.
Sorensen, who originally went to BYU, is big, smart and productive. He does have some field limitations and he is already 25. There were some thoughts the Chargers would draft Philip Rivers' potential replacement this year. I don’t think Sorensen is that guy. He is a potential backup, though.
Denver’s decision to draft Dysert will make people wonder about Brock Osweiler, who Denver drafted in the second round last year. It shouldn’t, Denver loves Osweiler. If Dysert ever leapfrogs him, it would be a surprise.
But Denver likes Dysert’s skills and executive vice president John Elway covets arms. He figured taking a seventh-round flier on Dysert was worth it.
Now it is up to these young quarterbacks to show their new AFC West teams they were worth the picks.