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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 11, 2015

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Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

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Mom, Craig Mager, football, and life … (And oh yeah — I’m back) - Annie Heilbrunn
Mager has one of those stories that sticks with you. His mom — (a single mother of four, Mager and three younger sisters) — passed away when he was just 15 years old; a hospital-administered overdose responsible for her death.

Telesco’s thoughts on Fluker at right tackle, Gordon’s talents, the draft process and more - Annie Heilbrunn
"[Impact players are] difference makers that can really change the game. No matter how good a guard or tackle is, it’s hard for those guys to change a game. Guys that change a game are guys that score touchdowns — running backs, receivers, quarterbacks, pass rushers. Those guys can impact and change games, especially on third downs. This draft was a little light in that area (when you’re talking about elite college talent)."

The Lightning Round Podcast - Recapping the Draft - Garrett Sisti
The Lightning Round Podcast breaks down the Chargers 2015 draft.

‘The Grantland NFL Podcast’: Breaking Down the Draft Picks in the AFC - Bill Barnwell & Robert Mays
Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell continue their NFL draft recap with a look at the AFC teams.

Mailbag: Which Rookie Are You Most Excited For? - Ricky Henne
A few fans have theorized this, but it is not in the team’s plans.  In fact, General Manager Tom Telesco confirmed it in his live chat when he said, "All our ILB's will stay at ILB. They do not possess the position specifics for OLB." If you haven’t had the chance to read back Telesco’s 30-minute session with fans, I highly recommend checking it out.  Tom offered a ton of great insight into this year’s draft class, plus more about the Bolts.

Evaluating the Defensive Linemen with DL Coach Don Johnson - Ricky Henne
I think the guys have come back in with a sense of urgency. The depth and competition we have is going to help out as well.  I’m impressed by our work ethic, and I think the competition at each position will bring out the best.  This group is still young.  You have guys right at the pinnacle of their career where it’s make or break, and I think that is exciting.  This is a 20-something crew that wants to be a 30-something crew in a number of years.