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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 8, 2013

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Stephen Dunn

Kent Johnston Dishes on Week One of Phase One - Ricky Henne
The first week of the Chargers off-season program is in the books. With the main emphasis being strength and conditioning, who better to talk with to see how the week went than the team’s strength and conditioning coach, Kent Johnston.

The Tape Never Lies: Alec Ogletree lacks the willingness to be consistently physical - Alen Dumonjic
He’s not particularly fond of offensive linemen combination blocking him at the second level, which is evident by his reluctance to use his hands to avoid the blocks. At times, he’ll just stand and get blocked out of the play. Just watch the SEC Championship game against Alabama. On some running downs, it’s like he wasn’t even playing as he’s moved out of middle of the field like a truck cleaning a snowy road.

Film Room: DT Prospects (Video)
Kicking off our NFL Draft 'Film Room' series, NFL Insider Adam Caplan and NFL Films Senior Producer Greg Cosell take an in-depth look at the defensive tackle class. Who stands out up front in their eyes? They go to the tape to find out ...

Film Room: LB Prospects (Video)
2013 NFL Draft, NFL Insider Adam Caplan and NFL Films Senior Producer Greg Cosell break down the linebacker class, including former Notre Dame star Manti Teo ...

Film Room: WR Draft Class (Video)
Next up in our NFL Draft 'Film Room' series, NFL Insider Adam Caplan and NFL Films Senior Producer Greg Cosell evaluate the wide receiver class. Who are the most intriguing options after watching the tape? They break it down ...

Andrew Parsons’ 3 Round Mock Draft - Andrew Parsons
11. San Diego Chargers: OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma; The Chargers absolutely need to do something to protect Rivers, and this is a perfect fit. Lane’s a bit rough around the edges, but has the highest ceiling of any offensive tackle in this class.

Cosell’s Take: Modern tight ends present new opportunities and challenges - Greg Cosell
The word “value” is constantly used at this time of year. It seems to take on some kind of transcendent meaning as it relates to the NFL Draft. We don’t speak about selecting good football players that will likely improve teams; rather, we debate where players get chosen, as if the overall objective is to “manipulate” the draft.

Cosell’s Take: Running back value in today’s NFL - Greg Cosell
The true poster child for this argument is Arian Foster. He was not even drafted out of Tennessee after the 2008 college season. Houston signed him as a free agent in 2009. No back has carried the ball more times for more yards over the last three seasons, and he is, without question, one of the true feature backs in the NFL, the foundation of the Texans offense. The list goes on and on.