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Who will be our next elite quarterback? - Joe Fortenbaugh
The Chargers sent Drew Brees packing in favor of Rivers. So far, it hasn't worked out.
New Chargers Era Continues at Scouting Combine - Ricky Henne
But the combine isn’t only important for these players; it is equally as important for the teams. As a result, the Chargers scouting department has been in nonstop meetings here at Chargers Park preparing for the important "job interview" that will take place in Indianapolis.
What Goes On at the Combine? - Chargers.com
Each February, hundreds of the very best college football players are invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., where executives, coaches, scouts and doctors from all 32 NFL teams conduct an intense, four-day job interview in advance of the NFL Draft. Here is a brief breakdown of the measurable drills that will take place this coming week:
Mike Mayock Dishes on Bolts, Draft and Combine - Ryan Schuler
Mayock believes the Chargers are in a good position with several options at their disposal. He thinks the Chargers could go with an offensive lineman, either a guard or tackle, in which case the most likely selections in his mind would be Alabama offensive guard Chance Warmack, North Carolina offensive guard Jonathan Cooper, Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher or Oklahoma’s offensive tackle Lane Johnson, whose draft stock rose during the Senior Bowl. Mayock also believes the Chargers wouldn’t go wrong with a 3-4 linebacker/defensive end hybrid like Oregon’s Dion Jordan.
Ranking the 2013 Free Agents: Offensive Guards and Centers - Steve Palazzolo
Vasquez was the San Diego Chargers’ best offensive lineman last year and our No. 13 ranked guard. He’s a solid pass protector and he graded at +8.6 with a PBE of 97.1 that ranked 22nd at the position. Perhaps most impressive is his ability to avoid penalties. He’s committed only one in his four-year career, and it came in his rookie season back in 2009.
Peyton, the Wonderlic, and the Evolution of Scouting - NFL Films
Here’s a look back at an NFL Films Presents feature that recapped the history of scouting, as seen in 1998 when this piece first aired.