Every NFL Team's 2017 Draft Needs Based on Analytics - Joe Redemann
People will point to wide receiver Keenan Allen's injuries as need for insurance at that position, but the big issues in both the passing and running game can be traced to bad offensive line play, on the interior and edges. San Diego ranked 26th in Rushing Success Rate and 23rd in Sack NEP this year, so finding players to bolster ranks that include tackle King Dunlap and guard Orlando Franklin is a must.
2017 Free Agency Preview: Los Angeles Chargers - Thomas Maney
In the case that the team doesn’t retain Addae, Jefferson fits the bill at strong safety in new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s cover-3 scheme. Of this year’s class of free agent safeties, none is better against the run than Jefferson, whose 10.5-percent run-stop percentage led the position last year – a good enough mark that it would have been the fifth-best among linebackers. Jefferson is less spectacular in coverage, but has improved there over the last two seasons.
How Important Is the NFL Combine for Running Backs? - JJ Zachariason
Because most running backs won't sniff 300 carries in a single season (unless they're good), anything above that mark means they've more than likely had more than one year of seeing opportunity in an NFL offense. That'll define the touches part of all of this: any running back with 300 or more touches during his NFL career.
Bold offseason moves for every AFC team - Football Outsiders (insider)
Signing Arizona lineman Calais Campbell to play alongside Corey Liuget would give the Chargers one of the NFL's best defensive lines. Campbell would pay off in a division where the other three teams like to run the ball. He also brings interior pass pressure, with eight sacks and five tipped passes last season.
Chargers expect a more efficient Philip Rivers in 2017 - Eric Williams
"Right now he’s throwing it as well as he’s thrown it his whole career in my opinion," Lynn said. "That ball comes out so quick. He’s a coach on the field. I haven’t looked at all his throws because we’re still going through everybody.
Re-drafting first round of 2016 draft: NFL Nation makes each pick - NFL Nation (insider)
If it isn't broke, don't fix it. One of the surprise picks of the first round last year, Joey Bosa proved he was worth the perceived risk by the Chargers at No. 3, finishing with 10.5 sacks in 12 games. With a full offseason to learn new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley's scheme and at only 21 years old, Bosa should be even better in Year 2.
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