Monday, Jul 24, 2006
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to contract terms with four draft picks. Linebacker Tim Dobbins (fifth-round), tackle Jeromey Clary (sixth-round), defensive end Chase Page (seventh-round) and center-guard Jimmy Martin (seventh-round) have each agreed to four-year contracts.
Dobbins (6-1, 246) was chosen with the 151st overall selection in April’s draft. The Nashville, Tennessee native was a two-time All-Big 12 selection at Iowa State, earning first-team honors as a senior in 2005 and honorable mention recognition as a junior in 2004. He was also the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of Year in 2004.
The Chargers selected Clary with the 187th choice. The 6-6, 306-pound tackle earned second-team All-Big 12 honors as a senior at Kansas State. In 2003, Jeromey’s first season as a starter, he helped pave the way for Darren Sproles to lead the nation in rushing with 1,986 yards.
Page (6-5, 295) was the 225th player selected in the draft. The former North Carolina Tar Heel ranked second on the team as a senior with four sacks and six tackles for loss. As a collegian, Page saw action at defensive tackle, defensive end, offensive guard and tight end.
Martin (6-5, 306), a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a senior at Virginia Tech, was selected 227th overall. He started 45 consecutive games during his collegiate career.
The Chargers have four draft picks who remain unsigned, including cornerback Antonio Cromartie (first-round), tackle Marcus McNeill (second-round), quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (third-round) and kicker Kurt Smith (sixth-round).