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2013 Team Needs: San Diego Chargers - Kevin Grauel
The Chargers have a lot of uncertainty at offensive tackle. It is unclear whether we will see Gaither in a San Diego uniform in 2013, and if that is the case, the team cannot be happy with Harris and Clary as its starting tackles. King Dunlap struggled in the ground game, but had a solid 95.9 Pass Blocking Efficiency, good for 15th among tackles. If the Chargers want to get Rivers back on track, they need to make sure he is protected. Dunlap would also give them flexibility as he would be an upgrade at either left or right tackle.
2013 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0: Breaking It Down - Sports Illustrated
2. Is Ezekiel Ansah really a top-10 talent?: One of the talking points for this draft class is that it’s exceptionally deep — the clear stars may not be there, but there will be value for at least three or four rounds. And that parity climbs almost all the way up the list of prospects.
2013 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 - Chris Burke
We still will not get a glimpse at a lot of the draft's elite talent -- Luke Joeckel, Jarvis Jones, Chance Warmack, etc. -- until the Combine and then, for some, at individual team Pro Days. As such, the caveat presented with Big Board 1.0 holds true again here: The Top 40 will undergo several shake-ups between now and April.
Top AFC West storylines - Bill Williamson
The Chargers made some strong leadership hires, but the offense needs retooling, particularly the offensive line. Philip Rivers is 31 and he needs help. The new brass needs to find way to get better offensively quickly or the unit will continue to struggle.
Ahmad Bradshaw could be intriguing - Bill Williamson
All four AFC West teams could use a running back in some form. I think Bradshaw could get a lot of interest around the league and the fact that he is on the market more than a month before free agency starts could be to his benefit.
Top 10 free agents from AFC West - Bill Williamson
5. Louis Vasquez, San Diego, OG: Scouts love this player. He is the Chargers’ best offensive lineman.
Fixing Chargers starts on O-line - Bill Williamson
The fresh philosophy is a good start, but the Chargers need to replenish their talent. It starts on the offensive line. The Chargers have been ravaged by injuries and bad luck on the offensive line. Fixing the unit is the top priority of the offseason.