San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 16, 2013

Jonathan Ferrey

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

SackSEER 2013 - Nathan Forster
We were ready to announce Bass as the greatest SackSEER sleeper prospect ever, but a sub-standard Combine dampened his prospects considerably. Still, there have been edge rushers that have overcome worse Combine performances than Bass's, and few can top the destruction that Bass has wrought upon those who sought to pass the football against the Missouri Western State Griffons.

Historical Draft Efficiency: Best and Worst Drafts - Danny Tuccitto
On the flip side, no pick minimum would take us from zero "It's as if we weren't even there" drafts (i.e., -100% ROI) to two. The 1982 San Diego Chargers had two picks in the top 222 (Nos. 188 and 215), got nary a game from defensive back Hollis Hall, and got three seasons from punter Maury Buford, who had one in every 10 punts blocked during his rookie year.

Boiler Room: Oregon St. WR Markus Wheaton - Matt Waldman
Wheaton is my favorite wide receiver in this draft. There are dozens of plays I’d like to show you and then there’s another dozen of one-on-one moments where he shined against a good class of corners at the Senior Bowl practices. He might not be the best receiver in this class, but I think he’s up there and I’m going to show you why.

Mandatory Monday: Draft De Ja Vu - Mike Tanier
So the draft was instituted, and the Eagles selected Heisman Trophy winning back Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago. Bell was short on cash, however, so he traded the rights to Berwanger to Halas. Halas offered Berwanger a lot of money, but the college superstar opted to go work at a rubber factory instead, later meeting an awful fate (he became a sportswriter).

Who has drafted the best over the last decade? - Mike Tanier
4. Tie: San Diego Chargers 2004; San Diego Chargers 2005; The Players: Philip Rivers (1st round); Shaun Phillips (4th round); Michael Turner (5th round); Nick Hardwick (3rd round); Igor Olshansky (2nd round); Nate Kaeding (3rd round) in 2004. Vincent Jackson (2nd round); Shawne Merriman (1st round); Darren Sproles (3rd round); Luis Castillo (1st round) in 2005.

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