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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 14, 2016

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Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Barnwell's offseason report cards: AFC West - Bill Barnwell
The Chargers were a mess on defense last season, finishing 28th in DVOA and dead last against the run. What looked like a young, talented defensive core had never really developed into much of anything. Credit the Chargers for making changes. Out went Kendall Reyes and Donald Butler, the latter of whom was called "a fraud" by Chargers beat writer Kevin Acee after he was released. Butler will be replaced by Denzel Perryman, a run-thumping 2015 second-round pick who started nine games a year ago.

Chargers LB honors brother through football - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
By many accounts, Brown has a low-key demeanor about him. After losing his brother, he says, he saw himself change, growing quieter and keeping more to himself. Dimarques was the person he looked up to most, someone who watched over him and showed him the ropes. Dimarques' absence hit him hardest in high school when freshman teammates had brothers on the varsity squad, brothers with driver's licenses and letterman jackets and advice to give.

2016 NFL Draft class power rankings: Teams 1-8 - Jim Reineking
The Chargers bagged two Buckeye defenders -- most notably Bosa, who will be expected to make an impact from Day 1. In all, there were 10 Ohio State players on Brandt's Hot 100 list, and San Diego wasn't the only team to select two.

Evaluating the Offense with OC Ken Whisenhunt - Ricky Henne
I’ve seen some tape from practice last year, and some games he played last year.  He shows flashes of what he can do. He has to be more consistent.  He has to understand what we’re trying to do.  Part of that is finding what he is most comfortable with, and which run schemes will fit him.

New features, gameplay changes for upcoming 'Madden NFL 17' revealed - James Brady
So now, expect your bigger bruising backs to be more effective with truck moves and stiff arms, while smaller, shiftier backs have more effective jukes and spins. Now don't worry if you're not a magician yet on the sticks. New Ball Carrier UI Prompts help teach moves available to you, while the new Path Assist helps you navigate and anticipate down field