Padres News: Chargers Draft Picks Throwing Out First Pitch Wednesday


A few of the San Diego Chargers‘ 2015 Draft picks will be throwing out the first pitch on Wednesday night before the San Diego Padres finale with the New York Mets.

@SportsFan_SD broke the news with this mornings tweet:

The lightning bolts on the sleeves are a nice touch, though it would be a lot cooler if they were those sweet Brown-Pinstripe throwbacks the Padres are wearing this season.

Looks like it’ll be Melvin Gordon (1st round), Denzel Perryman (2nd round), and Craig Mager (3rd round). Mager is a bit of an enigma to me since I didn’t get to watch too much of his college career. I like like all the highlights I’ve seen of Perrymen at Miami, but he better take it easy on the extracurricular activities – ie Dodgeball.

Of all the Chargers draft picks I’m most excited about Melvin Gordon. I watched with envious eyes this last season and wished the Chargers had as explosive of a tailback as Gordon was at Wisconsin. So, needless to say I was ecstatic when the Chargers were able to grab him. Even if the NFL is a pass-heavy league now, a dominate running back can make a huge difference on a teams success; see Marshawn Lynch in Seattle.

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