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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Could Jabrill Peppers Be the Answer at Safety?

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Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon remains on Chargers draft board after pre-draft visit - Eric Williams
"He’s still on the draft board. It didn’t change much. We just wanted to see where he was at. We know he can play football. He’s one of the best backs in the draft. We just wanted to do our homework, that’s all."

NFL owners have few reservations with two teams relocating to L.A. - Eric Williams
"If you look at the total end result of having left three markets, having concentrated two teams in one market, which hasn’t demonstrated itself to be at the top of the list for a single team, and now putting a team moving from the sixth-largest market to the 40th-largest market -- if you said that all before this process started, I don’t think there would have been too many people that would have said, ‘Yes, that’s the end result that we want,’" said Marc Ganis, a sports business consultant who works closely with the NFL on relocation issues.

Mike Mayock's 2017 NFL Draft position rankings 2.0 - Mike Mayock
1. Jabrill Peppers, Michigan 2. Jamal Adams, LSU 3. Malik Hooker, Ohio State 4. Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut T-5. Marcus Williams, Utah T-5. Marcus Maye, Florida

Top kicker and punter prospects of 2017 - Gordon McGuinness
Make no mistake about it, Zane Gonzalez’s 2016 season was one of the most impressive ever put together by a college kicker. His booming leg makes him a candidate to come off the board by the end of Day 2. The only kicker in America to make more than Gonzalez’s seven 50-plus-yard field goals this past season was Baltimore Ravens’ star Justin Tucker (10). More than just a strong leg, Gonzalez is also incredibly accurate, connecting on 92.0 percent of his field-goal attempts; he was perfect from inside 50 yards, though he did miss one extra point in 2016.

Ranking the 12 best safety prospects of 2017 - Josh Liskiewitz
Peppers will require a bit of a leap of faith by the team that drafts him, as he appears to lack a natural position at the next level. While he graded No. 1 among all FBS safeties in pass-rushing productivity and towards the top in run defense, most of the plays he made while attacking forward were unblocked, and his size suggests that he won’t be able to play a similar role in the NFL. His coverage skills at this stage are lacking, in part due to limited reps, but also from what appears to be limited read-and-react skills, as he tended to let balls get completed comfortably in front of him before rallying to the receiver.

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