San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 11, 2012

EUGENE OR: LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks runs the ball against the UCLA Bruins at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Mel Kiper Shares Thoughts On Chargers Draft Possibilities - Ernie Padaon
Options for the Chargers at pick #18 would be OLB Chandler Jones, CB Stephon Gilmore, CB Dre' Kirkpatrick. SS Harrison Smith. The Chargers could look at either LaMichael James or Doug Martin in the 2nd rd, then possibly add S Antonio Allen on round 3.

2012 Draft Preview: Specialists - Christopher Smith will devote several weeks to previewing the 2012 NFL Draft, detailing prospects by position so you can familiarize yourself with the names and faces that will shape the future of the franchise and the NFL. Today we’ll review the top specialists in the draft pool.

Chargers host USA Football forum - Adam Musto
Fifteen representatives of San Diego County leagues met at the Chargers facility, illustrating the team’s commitment to youth football throughout the region.

Draft meetings begin - Christopher Smith
General Manager A.J. Smith, Head Coach Norv Turner, Director of Player Personnel Jimmy Raye, Director of College Scouting John Spanos and a host of other scouts and assistant coaches will meet nearly all day for most of the next two weeks to critique and rank every draft-eligible player by position and overall.

The Future of the NFL: More Up-tempo No-huddle - Chris
It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that huddling is an archaism destined for the dustbin. I say it’s a slight exaggeration because there is a value to huddling, primarily when you have a great leader at quarterback as a huddle is an opportunity for him to show his leadership skills. But otherwise, it’s inherently inferior to going no-huddle.

Chargers stadium week in review: Must read - Matthew T. Hall
All the stadium stories you missed since my last roundup while you were poring over each line of AEG's must-read 10,000-page Farmers Field environmental impact report....

Chargers' chances shouldn't be discounted - Mike Wilkening
These are all reasonable ways to go in the AFC West, but I think they are all looking up at San Diego when it is all said and done. Yes, the Chargers, those heartbreakers, the epitome of looking better on paper than on the field. A team that lost Vincent Jackson in free agency, and a club that didn’t make a coaching change after missing the postseason for the second consecutive year.

New connections on the block - Joe Fortenbaugh
The loss of Vincent Jackson to free agency was quickly negated by the signing of Meachem, which should help to provide Rivers with an arsenal capable of getting him to the 4,800-passing-yard plateau next season. Seven-year veteran Malcom Floyd has had trouble staying healthy, so don’t be surprised if second-year man Vincent Brown (19-329-2 in 2011) emerges as Meachem’s sidekick.

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