OAKLAND, CA: Darrius Heyward-Bey #85 of the Oakland Raiders drops a pass while covered by Antoine Cason #20 of the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Humble linebacker could attract Chargers - Michael Gehlken
The past four years, McClellin has steadily risen to prominence, from a small-town kid to a first-round prospect who might just be of interest to the Chargers at pick 18. He brings athleticism and experience, hard-hitting with humbleness, and the story begins on Idaho pasture.
Liuget could be playing beside an old teammate - Michael Gehlken
This time, it’s Whitney Mercilus, an Illinois defensive end who led the nation with 16 sacks and nine forced fumbles in 2011 as a junior.
Chargers gather for first offseason work - Michael Gehlken
This is quarterback Philip Rivers’ first chance to develop chemistry with his new additions, but it’s just the building blocks. No receiver is allowed to be covered.
Redrafting the 2008 First Round - Khaled Elsayed
Notes: There was a time when Cason looked swiftly on his way to bustville. Benched throughout 2009 and terrible when he actually made it onto the field. Cason finally turned his career around with a fine 2010, finishing the year with our 12th-highest grade in coverage. He didn't have quite as good a year in 2011 but has turned into a mostly reliable starter.
Cosell Talks: The Mock Draft - Greg Cosell
Cordy Glenn from Georgia is the pick. Glenn could transition to the NFL at 3 positions: LT, RT and inside at guard. Keep in mind the Chargers lost Kris Dielman to retirement. He was the most important piece in San Diego’s power run game.