NFL Nation: Darren Stuckey

It’s clear that the San Diego Chargers don’t think they need a nose tackle as much as many analysts do.

San Diego bypassed nose tackle again in the fourth round Saturday morning. The team took Kansas safety Darrell Stuckey.

Stuckey is considered a smart player who is a leader. He should compete for playing time with 2009 sixth-round pick Kevin Ellison. Stuckey should help on special team right away.

The Chargers had a chance to take North Carolina’s Cam Thomas, but opted for Stuckey. Many league observers thought Thomas would be a second-round pick.

The Chargers also had the opportunity to take highly rated defensive tackles Terrence Cody and Brian Price earlier in the draft, but bypassed them. It seems like San Diego will stick with the rotation it used last season at nose tackle.

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