San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 2, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Robert Meachem #17 of the New Orleans Saints pulls in a pass while Benny Sapp #22 of the Minnesota Vikings tries to get to him at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

Meachem 'great' after offseason knee scope - Michael Gehlken
"I'm going to do everything: OTAs, minicamp," Meachem said. "I'm feeling good. I'm in a new atmosphere. I'm getting all the help I need to make sure I'm good for the next year. Pretty much everything is good right now."

Cosell Talks: Teams Reveal Their Beliefs in the Draft - Greg Cosell
I have always believed that you can discern from tape study exactly how teams feel about their players. The way in which players are specifically utilized within the framework of larger schemes is the analytical measuring stick. Think of it this way: If a corner rarely plays press man, it’s a given that the team does not believe he is capable of executing that coverage. They are trying to minimize his limitation, so it is not exposed and does not become a reason for a loss.

Blogger Blitz: Melvin Ingram's impact - staff
AFC West blogger Bill Williamson talks about the impact that first-round draft pick Melvin Ingram will have on the Chargers.

Optimism reigns after draft, but there's still work to be done - Scott Bair
It was hard to find fault with what A.J. Smith did last week. The Chargers general manager recently completed what, on the surface, appears to be an excellent draft class. Hope typically springs eternal in April, when so many college picks seem destined for the Pro Bowl and even the lowest draft pick can be a starter by season's end.

Remaining AFC West needs - Bill Williamson
San Diego has made many additions, but I can see the Chargers adding a veteran or two at a few spots just to deepen the roster as they did Monday with guard Rex Hadnot.

Cason focuses on mental approach - Christopher Smith
"I’ve definitely learned from my mistakes these last four years and each offseason I feel like I’ve just been progressing," Cason said.

A.J. Smith Post-Draft Interview - John Gennaro
"We did one thing different this year. Instead of drawing a name out of a hat, we decided to throw a dart at a dartboard." Smith really knows how to irritate his detractors, doesn't he?

48-51: Patriots select WHO?; Rams get faster with Pead - Doug Farrar
The Chargers are always looking for taller, longer ends who can excel in hybrid fronts. Reyes fits the bill, and he showed the ability to play in multiple gaps at the Senior Bowl.

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