Five Lessons from the NFL Scouting Combine - Ricky Henne
The main buzzword coming out of Indianapolis this week was "depth." While the draft may lack star power, it is very deep with talent. Many pundits emphasized this is the type of draft where you want to have all of your own draft picks and not have any traded away, which is exactly what the Chargers have.
Tavon Austin would give Chargers a wow factor - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Austin is smaller than some eighth-graders, but thrives in a violent world. He's a fast-twitch marvel to whom muscle pulls are foreign. He never missed a game in four years at West Virginia. Didn't miss one in high school either, he says.
"Oh Hey Girl… How YOU Doin’?" - bp
Meet Desmond Bryant of the Oakland Raiders. The San Francisco Chronicle tell us that Bryant was arrested for "allegedly going to a neighbor’s house inebriated and causing a commotion." Oh, and he was booked at 9:24 a.m. Think he had a good night?
Seau Remembered at Salute to Champions - Ryan Schuler
"(It’s) Certainly a tremendous honor for not only professional athletes in town, but amateur athletes," Hoffman said. "With the wonderful things they do at the Hall (of Champions) throughout the year, it’s really special to be a part of that."
Should Jared Gaither be brought back? - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Tom Telesco says the slate is clean with all Chargers players, and that he and Mike McCoy are taking a fresh look at everyone on the roster, including Gaither.
SDSU's McFadden Climbing Up Draft Boards - Ryan Schuler
His 4.54 40-yard dash, 34.5-inch vertical leap and 119-inch broad jump were impressive, but it was his on-field workout that may have solidified his third-round grade. His "quick feet" are some of the best he’s seen in this year’s defensive backs’ class. He showed some of the best hands in the group with the ability to close on receivers and change direction quickly.