San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 13, 2012

SAN DIEGO CA: Linebacker Shaun Phillips #95 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates a sack in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Nawrocki's 'fit-based' mock draft - Nolan Nawrocki
The Chargers’ defense should benefit from the arrival of OLB Jarret Johnson, but both Johnson and LOLB Shaun Phillips are 30 years old, and former first-rounder Larry English has struggled to find his way. Adding a powerful leverage-rusher could give defensive coordinator John Pagano a cornerstone piece upon which to build.

Free Agency: Warnings From a Year Ago - Sam Monson
Money is thrown around every season in a free agent frenzy as teams look to add proven talent rather than take a gamble on the draft, but you only need to look back a year to see the gamble free agency itself presents.

Cosell Talks: What’s at a Premium : NFL Films Blog - Greg Cosell
During a recent Twitter binge I was asked a great question, and it’s one that directly relates to the NFL draft: If I were building an NFL team from scratch, what three positions would I make my top priorities? The question speaks to the much broader issue of team building, a complex and multifaceted subject that demands continuous discussion by all NFL front offices.

Potential position shift no sweat for Menzie -
DeQuan Menzie’s calm attitude served him well on a defense full of stars at Alabama. Keeping that approach, Menzie does not mind a potential switch from college corner to NFL safety.

2012 Draft Preview: Safeties - 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. We’ve already looked at specialists. Today we’ll review the top safeties in the draft pool.

Draft History: Tight Ends - Christopher Smith
As we begin our preview of the tight ends available in the 2012 NFL Draft, here’s a look at players the Chargers have drafted at the position.

Chargers guard trims flab, sharpens prospects - Kevin Acee
It doesn’t take but a few seconds to see that what Green is doing here could be as significant to the Chargers offensive line as last month’s re-signing of center Nick Hardwick and left tackle Jared Gaither.

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