San Diego Chargers trade up with Miami Dolphins to select Ryan Mathews

The San Diego Chargers moved up from pick 28 to pick 12 to select Fresno State RB Ryan Mathews.

To move up that far, the Chargers must have been convinced that someone was set to take Mathews in the next few picks.  Our best guess would be Seattle.

Mathews is a one-cut downhill runner — just like Norv Turner likes.  He’s a three down back that can immediately carry the load, keeping Darren Sproles in a third-down role.

We’re still waiting to hear the trade terms.