How high will Chris Wells go?


Take away the questions about his feet and Chris “Beanie” Wells would be a top-five pick. The team that gets him will probably get a steal, as Wells can dominate a game when he’s healthy.

Todd McShay has him going to the Chargers at 16.

16. San Diego Chargers (8-8): Chris “Beanie” Wells, RB, Ohio State
Top three needs: ROT, RG, SS
The running back situation in San Diego is not as good as you might think. LaDainian Tomlinson has dealt with nagging injuries recently, Darren Sproles was given the franchise tag during the offseason and Michael Bennett is an aging backup who won’t carry much of the load, so this is a good luxury pick for the Chargers. Wells would provide them with a big back who can keep Tomlinson fresh and allow Sproles to remain in a complementary role, and he would also provide some certainty for the future.

Anthony Stalter has him going one pick higher to the Texans.

15. Houston Texans: Chris “Beanie” Wells, RB, Ohio State
Houston has bigger needs than running back, most notably at cornerback, defensive tackle and outside linebacker. But Wells might be too good to pass up at this spot and pair with speed back Steve Slaton. Wells has the best combination of size and speed of any back in the draft and could be one of the better picks of this year’s draft. Of course, many pundits thought that the Texans would draft a running back last year and they traded down and took offensive tackle Duane Brown.

I hope he goes high so we don’t see him in a Pittsburgh uniform.

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