Best under-25 NFL players on defense - Brett Whitefield
It’s hard to imagine a rookie having more of an impact from the edge than Bosa did in 2016, and in fact, his season grade was the highest mark for a rookie edge defender in the PFF era. Despite getting a late start, Bosa racked up 59 total QB pressures (37 hurries, 11 hits, and 11 sacks) on just 341 pass-rushing snaps. That is more total pressures than any player has racked up over his first 12 starts since PFF began grading games (2006). Bosa was also very strong against the run, ranking in the top 10 among 3-4 OLBs in run-stop percentage, at 8.2 percent — despite being asked to play multiple positions and on both sides of the line for the Chargers’ defense.
The fantasy outlooks for the teams with new OCs - Tyler Buecher
McCoy showed during his brief time as OC (2009-12) that he was quite flexible at changing his offenses depending on who was under center.
Considering his quarterbacks during that time were Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow, and Peyton Manning, it’s really a testament to him that he was able to adapt so easily and take two of those four teams to the playoffs. McCoy’s offenses during that time varied immensely from a run/pass play percentage, and in a press conference earlier this year, said that we should expect more change coming.
Ezekiel Elliott heads up a 2018 mock fantasy draft - Michael Moore
After a quasi-disastrous rookie campaign, Gordon bounced back in a big way to finish as fantasy’s eighth-best running back in 2016. He totaled nearly 1,000 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns and added over 400 yards receiving, all while playing in only 13 games. So will Gordon be able to continue this type of production? He should, as quarterback Philip Rivers gets older (2018 will be his age-26 season). Additionally, the Chargers keep adding weapons to take the heat off Gordon, such as the seventh overall pick in the 2017 draft, WR Mike Williams.
Extra Points: Kap, Lions, Bolts, Texans - Connor Byrne
“If he wasn’t a rookie it would be different. But he has so much to learn, and some of this you can only learn on the field.” Williams is the second first-rounder in a row to start off inauspiciously for the Chargers, whose top pick in 2016, Joey Bosa, didn’t debut until October on account of a contentious holdout and a hamstring injury.
Chargers GM Tom Telesco on transition to L.A.: 'You embrace it' - Eric Williams
“No. 1 you embrace it -- I think that’s the biggest thing,” Telesco said. “There’s no excuses, no explanations. You just get your work done. We have a really talented staff in this building, and everybody has their role that they have to take care of.
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