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Philip Rivers glad L.A. Chargers passed on QB at No. 7 - NFL.com
Rivers isn't about to lose his job, but the 35-year-old signal-caller knows what it means when teams invest a first-round selection on a quarterback. That's exactly what happened to Alex Smith, the Chiefs starter who watched Kansas City aggressively trade up to grab strong-armed Patrick Mahomes out of Texas Tech. Smith will now spend the rest of the offseason -- and beyond -- fielding questions about his job security, something Rivers wasn't longing for.

Chargers select two offensive linemen on second day of draft - LA Times
The Chargers now enter the third day of the draft without having selected a defensive player, a bit of an anomaly considering general manager Tom Telesco said he felt there was more talent on that side of the ball. "I can’t explain how we’ve ended up with three offensive players in a draft that a lot of people thought was defense-heavy, but we’ll see what tomorrow brings," Telesco said. The Chargers have needs in the secondary at cornerback and safety and could use depth on the defensive line and at linebacker. The team also could consider adding a running back and planning for the future at quarterback.

The only video Chargers fans need to see why Forrest Lamp was a great draft pick | For The Win
Lamp is legit. He may not play tackle in the NFL, but he has the potential to develop into a Pro Bowl guard. And if you’re worrying about the level of competition he faced in college, just check out this footage from the Hilltoppers’ game against Alabama’s front-seven.

Chargers second-rounder Forrest Lamp already has endorsement deal - Los Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPN
Los Angeles Chargers second-round draft pick Forrest Lamp has a memorable name, and already has taken advantage of it by signing a marketing deal this week with Lamps Plus, the nation's largest specialty-lighting retailer.

Jeff Scott: "The Chargers are getting a great play maker"
Clemson’s offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach Jeff Scott discussed the Chargers drafting Mike Williams, his high character and why the team is getting a big play maker.

2017 NFL Draft tracker: Best players available - NFL.com
San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey is one of many top remaining players in the 2017 NFL Draft, based on NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt's rankings of the top 150 prospects.