San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 3, 2013

Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

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

Filling out draft report cards for each NFL team - Mike Tanier
Final Assessment: Remediation. General manager Tom Telesco has been fast-tracked into his position, and his inexperience may have been a factor when an early-draft run on premiere linemen left him to rummage at a position of critical need. The Chargers may find themselves in two years with a right tackle who cannot handle speed rushers, a linebacker who cannot cover running backs and a wide receiver who cannot get open 10 yards downfield.

Mistakes at top of NFL draft - Andy Benoit (Insider)
By all accounts, Eric Fisher is going to be a fine NFL player. Maybe even a great one. Scouts agree that he's a sound, steady, athletic technician with upside -- perhaps an even better prospect than offensive tackles Jake Long and Joe Thomas were coming out of college. The problem is Fisher plays a position that, in terms of importance, is in serious decline. But few seem to notice.

Junior Seau Through the Years - (paywall)
San Diego lost Junior Seau in May 2012, but his presence in this city remains. The All-Pro smile, the contagious laughter – stories about him are rarely accompanied by frowns. But it wasn’t always a pleasure to be in Seau’s company. In fact, if you happened to be on a football field wearing a different-color jersey than his, it was downright terrifying. A 12-time Pro Bowler and Hall of Fame lock, the linebacker hit with freight-train power and flew at you with Concorde speed.

Alabama gave Te'o an NFL taste - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Against Alabama four months ago, Te'o encountered NFL-level talent. NFL teams drafted two Bama blockers in the top 11. Center Barrett Jones went in the fifth round. Left tackle Cyrus Kouandijo, a sophomore, is a first-round candidate for 2014.

Junior Seau's Passing: One Year Later - Ricky Henne
Seau was clearly not only one of the greatest Chargers on the field, but he was the soul of San Diego. His impact still resonates throughout the entire city.

AirAware - Randall Munroe
It ships with a version of Google Now that alerts you when it's too late to leave for your appointments.

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