San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 9, 2014

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

2014 Draft Live Blog, Day 1 - Steve Palazzolo
Unlike the Bengals, the Chargers have very little depth at cornerback, so it’s no surprise that they took one early. Everyone cites his lack of size, but he should find a home in the slot, a position that becomes more valuable on a yearly basis. The Chargers did not have a cornerback grade positively last season.

Live draft blog: San Diego Chargers, Rd. 1 - ESPN.com staff
Join ESPN.com Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams as he gives you all the latest news from team headquarters during the 2014 NFL draft.

NFL Draft results:CB Jason Verrett to San Diego Chargers with No. 25 pick - John Gennaro
Personally, I didn't love Verrett's size or injury history, but it is impossible not to love his instincts and his performance on the field. He was the fourth CB taken in the first round, and the sixth DB, after Darqueze Dennard was taken with the 24th pick. Verrett was probably the last chance the team had of getting a CB ready to start right away.

Chargers Select CB Jason Verrett 25th Overall - Ricky Henne
Some analysts say Verrett is in the mold of Cortland Finnegan, a standout All Pro with a similar build.  A quick twitch athlete with tremendous explosion, he has a knack for making the big play.  Instinctive and feisty, he is a pest to deal with.  Verrett is extremely aggressive, not afraid to go blow-for-blow against bigger wide receivers, often coming out on top.

San Diego Chargers select Jason Verrett No. 25 overall in the 2014 NFL draft - Chris Burke
Without having to sacrifice any additional picks and trade up, the Chargers scored a cornerback that’s clearly among the top five at his position in this class. Heck, Verrett may turn out to be the best of the bunch, given that he has the versatility to play zone or man and has a knack for finding the football in the air. Justin Gilbert, Kyle Fuller and Darqueze Dennard were the cornerbacks taken above him. Don’t be surprised if Verrett becomes the pace-setter among the rookies at his position before long.

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