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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 8, 2015

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Chris Watt Primed to Step Up at Center - Ricky Henne
"I’m really not sure," he admitted.  "When I came here, center was one of those positions I had to learn.  I wasn’t sure if they were thinking about it down the line, but I don’t think they were thinking about it last year at all.  Obviously we had Nick Hardwick and also Rich (Ohrnberger) as his backup, but the way the NFL works you have to be ready for any situation.  So maybe it came sooner rather than later, but I think it was a position they thought I’d be able to play."

CFF Sig Stats: Running Backs, Part 1 - Matt Claassen
Between suspension and injury, Todd Gurley missed a significant portion of the season. However, he was one of the most explosive runners when he was on the field. To provide some more context to Gurley’s 116.6 rating, there have only been two players in eight years of PFF NFL data to break a 90 score in the regular season (Marshawn Lynch, 2014 and C.J. Spiller, 2012). Even with Lynch’s outstanding performance in the playoffs last year, he still only reached a 104.2 Elusive Rating.

CFF Sig Stats: Running Backs, Part 2 - Matt Claassen
Javorius Allen and Duke Johnson are two of the most dynamic running backs in the draft class, and proved to be some of the most effective receivers out of the backfield. Johnson was particularly effective on seams, wheels, and Texas routes out of the backfield.

Keenan Allen likely to get more time in slot - ESPN Video
ESPN Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams talks about why Keenan Allen's quickness makes him better in space.

CFF Player Profile: Kevin White, WR - Gordon McGuinness
Dropping six passes in the final two games alone, after dropping just three the rest of the year, it was definitely a frustrating end to his college career. Still, it’s hard not to be impressed with the majority of his 2014 season, which saw him rack up 120 yards or more in five consecutive games between Week 3 and Week 8.