San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 26, 2012

KANSAS CITY MO: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes as he is rushed by Larry English #52 of the San Diego Chargers during the 1st quarter of the game against at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Without a doubt, the Chargers' pick will be ... - Kevin Acee
Mercilus is the pick/guess here because the better options will be gone and because he’s a good option, a raw talent they can point toward the quarterback in a limited role while they teach him the finer points of being an outside linebacker.

Bolts could spend pick on cornerback - Michael Gehlken
Given the uncertainty of their futures and the March release of slot cornerback Dante Hughes, San Diego could be open to adding a fifth cornerback to its roster during this week’s draft.

Film analyst talks pass rushers for Bolts - Michael Gehlken
"To me, I didn’t even think of Chandler Jones that way," Greg Cosell said. "He played defensive end at Syracuse. That’s what he is. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe others see it that way. Maybe the Chargers see it that way. I wouldn’t even consider him as a 3-4 outside linebacker."

Varsity Numbers: 2012 Adj. POE and Draftability - Bill Connelly
The pool is very deep this year. Do not waste a pick on Edwin Baker, Tauren Poole or Chris Polk. Polk rushed for 4,014 yards in a Washington uniform, and that's a pretty number, of course, but there are red flags all over the place for him. If this was a thin pool of talent, you could take a flier on these guys, but there are quite a few backs more worthy of a fourth-, fifth-, sixth- or seventh-round pick.

English 'right on track' for Chargers return - Michael Gehlken
"I want to be a player that plays hard every snap, that is reliable, that opposite teams have to game plan for just because you know I'm going to bring it every snap," Larry English said. "That's what I want to be."

Website offers $1 million for anybody who can prove they had sex with Tim Tebow - XTRA Sports 1360 AM
Well, controversial website AshleyMadison.com apparently wants to challenge one of Tebow’s core beliefs. They’re offering up big money to any woman who can prove she has slept with the NFL sensation.

Examining Kiper and McShay mocks - Bill Williamson
These are two interesting picks. I think, in Kiper’s scenario, Poe may be a more needed pick than Reiff, although Reiff would be a good value pick. I love DeCastro as a choice, but in McShay’s scenario, I might take North Carolina pass-rusher Quinton Coples because of need. Either way, these drafts fall pretty well for San Diego.

Eve of the Draft: AFC Needs - Sam Monson
For the past few seasons, the Chargers have had one of the league’s better rosters, but were consistently underachieving when it came to their performance on the field. For the first time in several years, that roster is beginning to look threadbare at a few spots. Their secondary needs help outside of star safety Eric Weddle, and Antoine Cason, who has quietly improved his play. Right tackle is a major issue, with Jeromey Clary coughing up seven sacks last season and not run blocking well either, but defensive end remains probably their biggest problem, despite the pick last offseason of Corey Liuget, who never seemed at home in the scheme. Both starting defensive ends need to be replaced, at least until Liuget can adjust to life in the 3-4.

2012 NFL Mock Draft: The Final Mock With A Trade For The Cardinals - CardsFan08
13. San Diego Chargers from Arizona Cardinals - Mark Barron, S, Alabama. The Chargers front office are in a "must win now" mode. The offseason brought Payton Manning to the division, and the Chargers defense needs two great Safeties to contend for the division. The Chargers will make the move because they know Barron will not be there at 18 with the Cowboys having expressed interest in Barron, and more over they're willing to trade away picks to get the guy they want (See Ryan Matthews). The Front Office will bet the farm to shore up their needs because they need to win if they want to stay. This is a perfect one year contract mentality.

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Version 3.0 - Brick Top
18. The Chargers select Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia I've mocked this same pick in my previous two mock drafts and I'm sticking to it. Kris Deilman retired and the Chargers like to have a power running game to set up their downfield attack. A good run blocking guard goes a long way to help achieve that.

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