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Chargers' top pick Mike Williams sure-handed target for Philip Rivers - Eric Williams
"Oh Yeah," Lynn said. "His ability to track the ball and make plays, make the contested catch and body DBs up with his size -- all of that came into play.

Los Angeles Chargers still have no succession plan for Philip Rivers - Eric Williams
The Chargers do have two young quarterbacks currently on the roster in Mike Bercovici and Eli Jenkins, both of whom were undrafted. But as it stands right now, there appears to be no eventual replacement for Rivers.

10 best value picks of the 2017 NFL Draft - Michael Renner
For all the talk about a weak offensive line class, the Chargers were somehow able to manage the draft’s best offensive lineman all the way at the top of the second round. Lamp was the highest-graded left tackle in the FBS in 2014 and 2015 before finishing second in an injury-shortened 2016. That sort of consistency is reminiscent of Cody Whitehair a season ago, who ended up being a top-five center for the Bears as a rookie. There’s no reason to think that Lamp can’t have that kind of impact anywhere along the offensive line.

PFF's 2017 NFL draft recap for all 32 teams - Steve Palazzolo
The Chargers added valuable pieces to their offensive line, starting with Lamp who ranked among the top-five offensive tackles in the nation in each of the last three years for Western Kentucky. He’ll likely move to guard for the Chargers. Feeney will get a chance to compete at guard as well as he was one of the better pass-protecting guards in the nation, allowing only two sacks, four QB hits and 19 hurries on 1,239 attempts over the last three years.

Fantasy winners and losers from the NFL draft - Daniel Kelley
Not only did the Chargers not draft Rivers’ theoretical eventual replacement (as the Steelers and Giants did for Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning, respectively), but they helped to rebuild Rivers’ offensive line with Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney, and they gave him one of the draft’s top receivers in Mike Williams. There might be a lot of mouths to feed in the Chargers’ receiving corps to take advantage of any one pass-catcher, but Rivers should feast.

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