Chargers trade up to draft RB Mathews at No. 12 - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Chargers trade up to draft RB Mathews at No. 12

Posted: Updated:
Fresno State running back Ryan Matthews Fresno State running back Ryan Matthews

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have traded up in the NFL draft to take LaDainian Tomlinson's heir apparent, Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews, with the No. 12 pick overall.

The Chargers had been set to pick No. 28 but traded up to get Mathews - the nation's leading rusher at 150.7 yards per game.

Mathews is expected to replace Tomlinson, who was released in February after nine brilliant seasons in which he became one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.

The Miami Dolphins traded their 12th pick in the first round to the Chargers in a deal that involved five other draft choices and Chargers inside linebacker Tim Dobbins.

Miami received the Chargers' first-round pick Thursday, which is No. 28 overall, and their second-round choice, No. 40 overall.

The Dolphins also swapped fourth-round picks with the Chargers, moving down 16 spots, and gave up a sixth-round choice.

Dobbins, traded to the Dolphins, started two of the 14 games he played in last year.

The Dolphins made the deal with nose tackle Dan Williams of Tennessee and outside linebacker Derrick Morgan of Georgia Tech still on the board. Miami was believed to be seriously considering both.

 

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

  • SportsMore>>

  • NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms

    NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:23:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice speaks during a luncheon at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corruption...(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice speaks during a luncheon at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corruption...
    A panel tasked with reforming college basketball says the NCAA should work to end the one-and-done era and punish coaches and programs that cheat more harshly. 
    A panel tasked with reforming college basketball says the NCAA should work to end the one-and-done era and punish coaches and programs that cheat more harshly. 
  • Tennis corruption report: 'Tsunami' of problems at low level

    Tennis corruption report: 'Tsunami' of problems at low level

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:22:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Lawyer Adam Lewis speaking to the media during a press conference at he launch of the Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis interim report in London, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Lewis is one of three members of the panel a...(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Lawyer Adam Lewis speaking to the media during a press conference at he launch of the Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis interim report in London, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Lewis is one of three members of the panel a...
    An independent panel's two-year review of corruption in tennis has found that the sport "faces a serious integrity problem" at its lowest levels. 
    An independent panel's two-year review of corruption in tennis has found that the sport "faces a serious integrity problem" at its lowest levels. 
  • Gray strikes out 11 to help Rockies beat Padres 5-2

    Gray strikes out 11 to help Rockies beat Padres 5-2

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:06:21 GMT
    San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers reacts after striking out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray to end the top of the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Denver.San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers reacts after striking out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray to end the top of the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Denver.

    Jon Gray altered the grip on his slider and set his aim higher in the strike zone.

     

    Jon Gray altered the grip on his slider and set his aim higher in the strike zone.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.