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Serious Business: 4/26 Chargers Links

Bolts address needs at safety, nose tackle - Kevin Acee
There was some trade talk, too, over all three days regarding linebacker Shawne Merriman. But the fact another team must get a long-term contract done with him complicated and ultimately thwarted possible trades.

Chargers’ roster is a bit more ready - Nick Canepa
What we wonder now is if the Chargers are a better team the day after the draft than they were when the Jets beat them in the playoffs.

Long-Standing, League-Wide Practical Joke Culminates In Sam Bradford Not Being Picked In NFL Draft - The Onion
In what many are calling the greatest prank in the history of professional sports, an elaborate, far-reaching practical joke to trick Sam Bradford into believing he was an elite quarterback came to a hilarious conclusion this week when Bradford was not selected in the NFL Draft.

A new way to evaluate the NFL draft - ESPN Insider
This is a classic example of a team that thinks it is one or two pieces away from a Super Bowl run overpaying to bring them in. RB Ryan Mathews is a perfect complement to Darren Sproles, but the Chargers gave away a lot to move from No. 28 to No. 12 to get him. San Diego also paid a high price for Donald Butler, a reach at No. 79.

NFL Draft Analyzer - ESPN Insider
Using a new formula that takes into account value, need and trades, Scouts Inc. has come up with a formula to analyze the NFL draft.
T-27. San Diego Chargers