San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 23, 2012

SAN DIEGO: Running back Ryan Mathews #24 of the San Diego Chargers carries for a first down on fourth and one against the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Never know when a bunny is going to be Larry English -- or Buster Davis - Kevin Acee
The Chargers used the 16th pick in the 2009 draft on English, a player Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith to this day believes to be the football equivalent of cute as a bunny (or something like that).

When does Alfonzo Dennard get drafted? - Bill Williamson
Denver, Oakland and San Diego are teams that could take a cornerback in the early rounds. If a talent such as Dennard was available late in the third or fourth round, it would be tempting for any team to take him

Let me introduce you to Jodi. - Rob
Jodi or Jodes if you prefer is the newest member of the This Is San Diego team.

Smith will consider draft trades - Christopher Smith
The Chargers’ general manager has executed 20 trades since getting the position in ’03 and will be a part of the league-wide dialogue in the days leading up to Thursday’s draft.

AFC West draft primer - Bill Williamson
The Chargers probably will have to make the playoffs for San Diego general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner to keep their jobs. The Chargers have been aggressive in free agency and they have always been aggressive in the draft. I could see the Chargers taking a chance and moving up for the right impact player.

Draft History: Guards and Centers - Christopher Smith
As we begin our preview of the guards and centers available in the 2012 NFL Draft, here’s a look at players the Chargers have drafted at the position.

Five players who stand out in space - Todd McShay (Insider)
Chris Rainey's burst and change-of-direction skills are remarkable on tape, and he backed that up with a 3.93-second short shuttle at the NFL combine. His open-field running skills are undeniable with his ability to explode in any direction, then change direction in a heartbeat. Every time he gets the ball in his hands, it's a Code Red for the defense.

Ranking best-drafting NFL teams - Bill Polian
Best value pick: WR Vincent Brown (2011: Rd. 3, 82) Cornerstone pick: RB Ryan Mathews (2010: Rd. 1, 12) Matthews must replace LaDainian Tomlinson as the engine of the San Diego offense if the Chargers are to win the division. Pass rush is needed on defense. The QB is top-flight, with Philip Rivers under center. Others have to perform at close to his level.

Late-round QBs could hold value - Steve Muench
Size and arm strength aren't issues for Ryan Lindley. At 6-3 and 229 pounds, he's tall enough to scan the field and thick enough to take some punishment. He can also drive the ball downfield and thread the needle. However, he projects as a late-round pick despite his tools.

If Chargers Can't Get Barron Or Smith, Should We Draft George Iloka? - Ernie Padaon
We can’t always get what we want and we might not get a safety like Mark Barron or Harrison Smith, so we better look at some other possible options. Let’s look at the kid out of Boise State, George Iloka.

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