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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 22, 2014

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Senior Bowl Day 1 practice report - Dan Kadar
North Dakota State offensive lineman Billy Turner fit right in with his FBS competition. Turner is a powerful blocker and it showed. He lined up at multiple positions and was as effective at guard as he was at tackle.

2013 PFF All-AFC West Team - Rick Drummond
Despite missing stints of action along the way, Dunlap earned a spot in the Top 10 of our left tackle ranks and gave the Chargers a solid figure on Rivers’ blindside. Most of his positive grade came from work as a run blocker, but Dunlap gave up just 19 total pressures on 333 pass-blocking snaps for a 95.5 Pass Blocking Efficiency that landed in the Top 20 of all tackles.

Chargers Prep for Draft at Senior Bowl - Ricky Henne
"There is time set aside for both formal and informal interviews with all the players that are here," he said. "They have done a great job for the first time setting up a new format for the formal interview, and it gives each team really a great chance to have access to the players. It’s much more organized than it’s ever been which is good for the scouts and good for the teams. It’s really a well-run week and a well-run all-star bowl game, which is why they get the best of the best in terms of the players."

Past Charger Standout Performances at Senior Bowl - Ricky Henne
Vincent Brown – The San Diego State alum ranked second on the North team with four receptions for 43 yards. His longest catch went for 16 yards.
Shareece Wright – Wright tied for second on the North squad with three solo tackles, while also breaking up a pass in coverage.
Marcus Gilchrist - The safety was very active, and finished the game with three total tackles.

Chargers yearn for home-field advantage - Eric Williams
"That 12th man is always big," Chargers tight end Antonio Gates said. "You like to think the reason you sacrifice and devout all of that time in OTAs [organized team activities] and practices throughout the regular season, is to have that advantage in the postseason. And it made a difference [against Denver]. The crowd noise made a difference. There were times when we had some issues offensively, and we had to call a timeout, because of crowd noise and not being able to hear.

Day 2 Takeaways From the Senior Bowl - Kyle Posey
When I watched Aaron Donald on film, I wasn’t sure what would translate to the next level. Or I should say, where he would win at. I’ve figured that out after two days. Leverage. He wins with his pad level, as Cyril Richardson found out the hard way today. He can convert his quickness to power and has been very impressive both days.