Brown, 26, finished with 537 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. Even with the Colts making a midseason trade with Cleveland for Trent Richardson, Brown was the more effective back.
Brown also is a good fit for San Diego’s zone running scheme, with his one-cut, downhill running style.
Here’s what Polian had to say about Brown: “Brown has started 19 games over the past four seasons. Coming off the best season of his career, it could be argued that Brown is a No. 1 back. He has solid speed, and his power running has gotten better. Brown also has every-down capabilities.”
The Notre Dame product would give Philip Rivers another playmaker. Tate’s ultra-competitive, with good hands and the ability to make plays after the catch. Tate also could help San Diego in the return game. He would be a good complement to Keenan Allen at receiver.
Here’s what Polian had to say about Tate: “Tate is a little on the small side, he is a little tight out of breaks and I'm not sure they're sold on him in Seattle. Why would they bring in Percy Harvin if they were sold on Tate? I like him a lot, though. The B-plus grade means he can contribute. He is not a Pro Bowler and you're not going to break the bank on him, but he is young and has the right qualities to succeed. He just lacks big size and speed.”