Picking one free agent every team should sign this offseason - Pro Football Focus (insider)
New defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will almost assuredly bring with him the Cover 3 defense he ran so frequently in Jacksonville and Seattle. That defense has a specific role for a box safety with the ability to play the run, and there's none better on the market this offseason than Jefferson. The safety had a run-stop percentage of 10.5 when he lined up in the box last season in Arizona, a figure that led all safeties and would have put him fifth among starting linebackers. Jefferson was made for Bradley's defense.
10 best O-linemen set to hit free agency - Matt Claassen
Leary has been fortunate to play between two of the best players at tackle and center. That said, he’s actually shown to be a pretty good one-on-one blocker when given the opportunity. Leary managed to not allow a single sack on nearly 500 snaps in pass protection last season, and didn’t allow a hit until Week 14. As impressive as that is, he’s actually been a better run blocker than pass blocker. He has ranked among the top-15 guards in run-blocking grading in his last two full seasons as a starter. Leary would be a good fit for a team that runs a zone-blocking scheme and is looking to upgrade its run blocking.
Bolts Buzz: Jatavis Brown is PFF's Second-Best Rookie LB - Hayley Elwood
Last week, we told you which three Chargers made Pro Football Focus’ Top 50 of 2016. This week, PFF released their top-graded rookie linebackers. Coming in second behind Deion Jones from the Atlanta Falcons is Jatavis Brown.
Love keeps longtime Chargers PR director at home - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The Chargers’ director of public relations, who’s been with the organization the past 38 years, scoured skilled-nursing homes in Orange County. He personally visited seven of them, observing each venue’s accommodations and experience level with patients whose condition renders them entirely care dependent. The process brought him clarity.
The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 68 – NFL Combine Snubs And Projected Winners And Losers - Justin Higdon
Seth and Justin examine the 2017 NFL Draft Scouting Combine snubs, and wonder aloud about who will surprise and disappoint in Indianapolis. Plus, some hot takes that might require blood pressure medication