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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Is Hunter Henry the NFL’s Next Great Tight End?

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QB Baker Mayfield shows zero interest in Chargers’ playbook - Gavino Borquez
“I didn’t look at their playbook as much as a I should have. It could have gone a little bit better, but at the same time, I’m prioritizing which playbooks I’m going to learn. No offense to them, but I’ve got a lot on my plate,” Mayfield said, per Sports Illustrated.

Philip Rivers focused on little things this offseason - Eric Williams
“Early on, the first five or six weeks of the season, there were too many missed plays,” Rivers said. “We weren’t playing terrible. We were 0-4, but it was just, ‘Gosh that was a huge first down. I just missed the throw.’ Or this was a huge opportunity with a touchdown but we missed it.

All 32 NFL team's draft needs - Sam Monson & Steve Palazzolo
The middle of the Chargers defense needs help, starting on the defensive line where a premium interior disruptor is a must for their scheme. The linebacker position isn’t a disaster if Denzel Perryman and Jatavis Brown are healthy and living up to their potential, but another true coverage option is preferred in order to take that back-seven to the next level. Los Angeles has invested heavily in the interior of the offensive line in recent drafts, but it’s time to add youth outside at tackle where Russell Okung and Joe Barksdale are a mid-tier pair of bookends.

Can PFF coverage grades at the college level predict coverage grades at the NFL level? - Eric Eager & George Chahrouri
At outside corner, a few players that fall into the most stable cluster are Mike Hughes, Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson. Each rank inside the top-seven on PFF’s big board and figure to remain on the outside.

What is the fantasy shelf life of the top current tight ends? - Daniel Kelley
If I have to hitch my wagon to any tight end in the game for the future, it’s Henry. He raised his yards per route run from his first year to his second, and saw his targets increase by more than 25 percent. His PFF grade (an impressive 80.9 as a rookie) jumped to 88.0. Only rookie-year touchdown luck keeps the improvement from being as obvious as you’d expect. He’s the next stud.

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