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Know Your Enemy | 2018 AFC West Preview | Los Angeles Chargers - Lance Sanderson
The Chargers wound up getting a solid haul during the 2018 NFL Draft highlighted by snatching up a top-10 level talent in S Derwin James at pick 17. A perfect scheme fit for defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, James figures to fill a huge void that was left when the Chargers allowed perennial Pro Bowl S Eric Weddle to depart in free agency a couple of seasons ago.

The NFL's best under-25 starting lineup: Our picks, runners-up - Field Yates
Bosa, 23, drew pre-draft comparisons to J.J. Watt, an almost unfair parallel for any player to face. And yet, he has been a dominant force with some shades of Watt in terms of next-level power and acceleration.

AFC West Q&A: Who will win the division? - ESPN.com staff
The Chargers likely will open training camp as the division's most complete team. If quarterback Philip Rivers does his usual Philip Rivers things and the team's defense performs at least to last season's level (No. 3 in scoring defense and tied for No. 5 in sacks), they are poised for their first division title since 2009

Top NFL WRs on out routes - Mark Chichester
At the close of the 2017 season, no wide receiver had amassed more receiving yards from out routes than Allen, who tallied 311 yards from his 18 receptions. 13 of those receptions resulted in a first down, which was tied with Texans receiver Deandre Hopkins for the most in the NFL and his average of 17.3 yards per reception on those out routes not only paced the league, but was the fourth-best mark ever recorded by PFF.

NFL pass-rush rankings: All 32 team's entering 2018 - Gordon McGuinness
Were we looking purely at pressure off the edge, the Chargers would certainly be number one. The combination of Bosa and Ingram at either defensive end position is deadly, and the Chargers saw 151 of their total pressures come from the duo. They were the only team in the NFL to feature two edge defenders who finished the 2017 season with an elite (90.0-plus) PFF grade, and there’s no reason to expect them to slow down much in 2018. The bonus in 2017 was Liuget producing the best year of his career, adding 26 total pressures from the defensive interior.

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