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San Diego Chargers 2012 Rookie Report: Week 3

Kendall Reyes is half-man, half-missile.
Kendall Reyes is half-man, half-missile.

Melvin Ingram - OLB

The San Diego Chargers first round draft pick in 2012 has gotten on the field plenty in his first three games, but he hasn't had quite the impact that many were predicting for him. Ingram has had a few pressures, but he'll need to start getting to the QB more often to live up to his billing and first-day selection.

Sacks Interceptions Tackles
G Sacks YdsL Int Yds IntTD Solo Ast Total
2012 - Melvin Ingram 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4

Kendall Reyes - DE

The second round pick has, surprisingly, made more of an impact than Melvin Ingram thus far. A pass-rushing 3-4, which is a rarity in the NFL, Reyes has gotten excellent pressure on QBs and has been seen chasing several of them out of the pocket. Some fans are already pining for Reyes to become the starter and get more snaps than Vaughn Martin.

Sacks Interceptions Tackles
G Sacks YdsL Int Yds IntTD Solo Ast Total
2012 - Kendall Reyes 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

Brandon Taylor - SS

Taylor, the Chargers' third round pick, was expected to compete with Atari Bigby for the starting job. At the very least, he was expected to be Bigby's backup if he lost. Well, Taylor has yet to be active for an NFL game and Corey Lynch has been Bigby's backup in each game. Without an injury to Bigby or Lynch, it looks like Taylor could spend all season in street clothes on the sideline.

Sacks Interceptions Tackles
G Sacks YdsL Int Yds IntTD Solo Ast Total
2012 - Brandon Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ladarius Green - TE

Green, a "project" Tight End, was taken in the fourth round and is expected to be groomed as the starter or backup TE next season. He got called into action last week against the Titans and performed well with limited snaps. He went back to the inactive list when Antonio Gates returned this week.

Receiving Kickoff Returns Punt Returns
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG Lng TD KR YDS AVG Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
1 1 31 31.0 31.0 31 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Johnnie Troutman - OG

Troutman started the season on Injured-Reserve with an injury he sustained before the NFL Draft. He is expected to be a backup Guard on the 2013 San Diego Chargers.

David Molk - C

Molk played.....okay when given the chance to fill in for Nick Hardwick in the preseason. He's a decent enough backup plan and will probably take over as the starting Center in 2015. Until then, the only snaps he's getting is as part of the line for Field Goals and Punts.

Mike Harris - LT

The undrafted free agent that beat our Mario Henderson and Anthony Davis for the backup OT spot, and was then forced into starting duty with Jared Gaither's ongoing back issues, has performed predictably. His quick feet allow him to offer, at least, adequate pass protection against most pass-rushers that he's faced. However, his first matchup with an elite pass rusher (John Abraham) proved to be disastrous. He has offered very little in terms of run blocking.

Harris has plenty of potential to turn into a start or a very good backup, but right now he's not fully prepared for the task that he's been handed. All things considered, he's handled it well.