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Post Oliver is a Charger

Friday July 13, 2007

San Diego selected Georgia cornerback Paul Oliver in yesterday’s NFL supplemental draft. The Chargers forfeited a fourth-round pick in next year’s NFL draft for the right to select Oliver.

The outcome is not as good as it might have been had he been able to return for his senior season, but he was at least picked up by a quality team and appears to have a chance to stick. He left a bit of money on the table (assuming he could have improved on his fourth-round status with another season in college), but he has a positive attitude and is looking to the future now.

"The biggest thing for me was that I was picked by a legitimate Super Bowl contender and I could not be more excited about getting a chance to play for the Chargers," said Oliver. "This marks the end of a great chapter of my life at Georgia and now the chance for a great start in San Diego. I’m just ready to go out there and play."

Congratulations to Paul. He joins four other drafted Dawgs and several others signed as free agents who will be entering the NFL this season.

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