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One stat to know on every team's highest-graded free agency signing - Mark Chichester
Among the 41 linebackers in the PFF era with at least 100 snaps as a pure pass-rusher (as opposed to their snaps from blitzes), Thomas Davis‘ pass-rush win rate of 25.4% and his pressure rate of 29.5% both rank first.

Ranking the top-five draft-eligible interior defensive linemen by pressure percentage in 2018 - Austin Gayle
Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery is a long, athletic specimen that tied for first with Williams in pass-rush grade (92.5) and tied for fourth with the next guy on this list in pressure percentage (12.2%). Tillery recorded the third-most pressures (48) of any interior defensive linemen, tallying 33 hurries, seven hits, and eight sacks.

Predictions for every NFL team's best offseason move - Ben Cooper & Ben Linsey
Linebacker stood out as one of the top needs for the Chargers heading into 2019, as injuries and ineffective play left them very thin towards the end of last season. The re-signing of Denzel Perryman helps, as he picked up a 70.1 overall grade across 386 defensive snaps in 2018 before his injury. Davis adds another quality, veteran starter to the position.

Chargers want Thomas Davis' leadership as well as his game - Eric D. Williams
“I feel like I still have a lot left in the tank,” Davis said. “I am one of the more athletic linebackers in this league. I feel like [with] the wisdom and knowledge of the game that I have been able to learn from a bunch of veteran guys over the years, I can really help some of the younger guys on this defense. Just whatever I can add and whatever I can bring, I am willing to do and just come in and be the ultimate teammate.”

The Chargers should wait until the 2020 Draft for a quarterback - Jason Gilder
After those two, quarterbacks such as Duke’s Daniel Jones, Missouri’s Drew Lock, and North Carolina State’s Ryan Findlay could all be first-rounders. One of them could be available when the Bolts are on the clock. But all three do not show nearly as much promise as Murray, Haskins, or some of the signal-callers that could be available in the 2020 Draft.

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