"We don't really make our final plans until Friday," Smith said. "I have an idea of what we're going to do, but I'm not letting it out."
The Chargers have the 16th pick in the first round and eight choices overall in this year's draft, which starts Saturday.
" I like our position in the first round," the Chargers general manager said Monday. "I'm not opposed to trading up or down, depending on who's out there."
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Speculation surrounding the Bolts' first round pick always seems to include LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson or USC linebacker Rey Maualuga.
"I don't know yet which way we're going, but I do know defenses win championships, and I want us to be an aggressive, attacking defense." Smith said.
The Chargers are coming off an 8-8 season, and Smith feels he has to do a better job in personnel decision-making. He'll be making some critical decisions this weekend.