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Mock draft 5.0: Jets trade up to take QB - Steve Palazzolo
A perfect scheme fit for new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, Hooker brings exceptional range as a center-field free safety, as he picked off seven passes last year in his first full season of action. The Chargers continue to add talent to the defensive side of the ball, and Hooker is the next piece in the puzzle. The one issue is his tackling, where he missed one out of every 6.5 attempts last season, good for 135th out of 242 qualifiers. However, Hooker’s instincts and ball skills are necessary for the Chargers’ cover-3/cover-1 scheme, and Hooker makes for a good first-round marriage.

Front four must lead way for resurgent Chargers defense - Eric Williams
"I definitely had my hands full whenever I played against these guys," new left tackle Russell Okung said about the Chargers’ front four. "It’s always been a battle up front, from Ingram and Bosa, to Corey and Mebane. They’re definitely tough on you. And they’ve got some young guys in the mix as well.

Budda Baker stars, John Ross market takes shape as injury clouds Washington pro day - Rob Rang
King, who split time between safety and cornerback for the Huskies, wowed scouts in Indianapolis with his remarkable combination of size (6-3, 200), speed (4.43) and quickness (3.89 seconds in the short shuttle). According to a source close to King, he met with a representative of the New England Patriots this morning prior to his workout and left early with a member of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Jeremiah mock draft 3.0: Chargers, Saints get QB successors - Daniel Jeremiah
Deshaun Watson - QB, Clemson: The Chargers start preparing for life after Philip Rivers by selecting Watson. He's not ready to play right away but he'll have time to sit and learn behind one of the best in the business.

Bills To Sign WR Jeremy Butler - Zach Links
Butler was non-tendered by Los Angeles last week. Butler appeared in four games last season for the Bolts and caught only two passes for eleven yards. In between his time with the Ravens and Chargers, he had a brief stint with the Jets.

CB Trovon Reed could earn a role for Chargers in 2017 - Eric Williams
"What he did in such a short period of time was impressive," Telesco told the team’s website. "He played really good football for us, and I’m looking forward to seeing if he can build on that for this next year."

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