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Five Fun Facts: Jaylen Watkins - Hayley Elwood
Watkins started a book club earlier this year for kids and adults. He found a passion for reading during his first year in the NFL, and started the book club as a way to share it with others. He does monthly Instagram Live book chats, so be sure to follow @jwat14 to see what he selects for April. Click here to join the club.

1 stat to know for every NFL team's top-graded free agent signing - Mark Chichester
Throughout the regular season, Pouncey allowed just 12 hurries on his 608 pass-blocking snaps, which resulted in a pass-blocking efficiency of 98.5, the sixth-best best mark among qualifying centers.

Do PFF college grades translate to the NFL for pass-rushers? - Eric Eager & George Chahrouri
Doing simple correlation analysis, we find that per-snap pass-rushing grades at the college level correlate at a rate of 0.69 with grades at the NFL level, meaning that roughly half of the variance in how a pass-rusher performs at the pro level (should he get to 250 pass-rushing snaps) can be explained by the variance in how he graded as a college pass-rusher. This is very similar to the year-to-year correlation between pass-rushers we cited here at the NFL level.

Grading Chargers in free agency: L.A. hopeful Caleb Sturgis can bring stability to kicking game - Eric Williams
Finding a reliable kicker was the team’s top priority this offseason. Though Sturgis will compete with two kickers already on the roster in Nick Rose and Roberto Aguayo, the fact that the Chargers gave him $1 million in guaranteed money probably points to Sturgis as the starter.

Dean Spanos, Chargers get ripped by rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot - Michael Peterson
In a recent video posted to The Big Lead, Mix-A-Lot was recorded sharing his thoughts and opinions on the Chargers with his audience. Most notably, he compared Spanos moving the team to LA to the time his beloved Seattle Supersonics were uprooted and shipped off to Oklahoma City.

5 things to know about Chargers safety Jaylen Watkins - Gavino Borquez
Watkins primarily played special teams as a freshman, before earning an increased role in the defense as a sophomore and throughout the rest of his career there.

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