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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 15, 2015

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

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What to Watch For at Rookie Minicamp - Ricky Henne
The Chargers spend countless hours each year scouting thousands of players ahead of the draft. Thus, it’s only natural that the five members of the 2015 draft class figure to be in the spotlight. All eyes will be glued to first-round pick Melvin Gordon every time he touches the football.

Broncos-Chargers gap still a problem - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Wade Phillips, a former Chargers aide, is converting the defense from a "4-3" design to a "3-4." Not as simple as changing air and oil filters. Kubiak and coordinator Rick Dennison, putting in a zone-blocking scheme, said goodbye to three starting linemen. New lines don't build chemistry overnight.

Chargers emphasize size at receiver - ESPN Video
ESPN Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams talks about the team adding Stevie Johnson and other wide-body receivers for 2015.

Chargers run a 3-4 defense in name only - Eric Williams
"I know we’re 3-4 on paper," Telesco said during a season-ending press conference last December. "But it’s as close to a 4-3 as you’re ever going to see. We’re an under and over defense. Guys are in the gaps moving, and very rarely do we line up with a nose tackle head up on the center two-gapping with the two ends two-gapping. We don’t play that type of defense. Its’ a 3-4 by name only."

Chargers Update: Bulking Up The D-Line - Derek Togerson
Telesco said Carrethers showed a natural ability to find the ball carrier in college. If he is able to build on what he did last year by shedding more blockers that instinct will be on display on Sundays. With the help of veteran Sean Lissemore pushing him, plus the addition of former Broncos lineman Mitch Unrein offering depth, Ryan Carrethers could be the inside answer nobody outside the organization knew the Chargers had.