After Missing Rookie Year, Johnnie Troutman "Hungry" to Prove Himself - Ricky Henne
Johnnie Troutman missed his entire rookie season due to a pectoral injury suffered before the draft. Now he is looking forward to making an impact for the 2013 season.
Chart of NFL scouting combine averages for last 5 years - Pete Dougherty
Here's a chart you might want to keep handy when you're looking at the test results for players in this year's draft. ESPN's Todd McShay has calculated the average size and test performance for every position from the last five NFL scouting combines. It gives you an idea of the size and athletic parameters for each position.
Linebacker Kiki Alonso visits Chargers - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
On Monday, the Chargers formally hosted Kiko Alonso, an option with the No. 45 overall pick. The visit was part of the ex-Oregon inside linebacker's tour that, all told, includes scheduled visits with eight teams and a private workout Sunday.
Chargers Sign Jarius Wynn - Ricky Henne
Wynn began his career in Green Bay as a sixth-round pick of the Packers (182) in 2009 from the University of Georgia. He played three seasons in Green Bay, appearing in 36 games with four starts. He recorded 46 tackles and 4.5 sacks, including career bests of 32 tackles and three sacks in 2011. He was waived by the Packers on Aug. 27, 2012.
Mel Kiper posits historic run on left tackles - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Kiper said no other left tackle is a first-round talent. In that regard, he differed from NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock, who said Florida State’s Menelik Watson is a "natural" left tackle but is raw. Kiper said Watson is a right tackle.