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Chargers Daily Links: First-round sleepers, Ndamukong Suh, and a virus update

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Man, it’s a weird feeling to think that sports are a thing of the past right now. Luckily for a football site like this, we’re in the offseason so things aren’t changing that much, but it’s still awfully weird to think about.

The NFL decided not to postpone the start of the new league year which means free agency will begin as planned at 4pm EST this coming Wednesday. As far as private workouts, pro days, and official prospect meetings for teams, all of this is still up in the aier, especially after the majority of NFL clubs made the decision to make drastic plans to their travel schedules for scouts and coaches.

What does this mean for the NFL Draft? Does it mean it will commence over the internet like how the XFL went about their picks? Who knows. Everything is on the table at the moment.

Stay safe, clean, and have a happy Friday.

Statement from Los Angeles Chargers Chairman and Owner Dean Spanos

https://www.chargers.com/news/covid-19-statement-from-los-angeles-chargers-chairman-and-owner-dean-spanos

“COVID-19 is dominating the news and our thoughts. This is a dynamic situation that requires both diligence and thoughtfulness.”

2020 NFL Draft: 6 Sleepers to Know Outside of the First Round

https://www.chargers.com/news/2020-nfl-draft-6-sleepers-to-know-outside-of-the-first-round

“He ran a 4.50 at the combine, had a 40-inch vertical. He has the explosiveness, very long arms. (He’s) very sure in the way that he catches the football downfield; tracks it over his shoulder. (He) hit a lot of big plays and probably won’t be even a second-round pick. I think running that 4.50, some teams will be a little bit scared of that in terms of picking him that early.”

2020 NFL Draft: OT Jack Driscoll could be mid-round gem for Chargers

https://chargerswire.usatoday.com/2020/03/12/2020-nfl-draft-ot-jack-driscoll-could-be-mid-round-gem-for-chargers/

“Driscoll’s career began at UMass where he played both left tackle, right tackle and left guard for three years before earning his degree early (3.8 GPA) and transferring to Auburn in 2018.”

6 under-the-radar free agents Chargers should consider

https://chargerswire.usatoday.com/2020/03/12/6-under-the-radar-free-agents-chargers-should-consider/

“Even though L.A. has the money to spend on one or two big-name free agents, I expect general manager Tom Telesco to still do what he does best by bargaining on some of the more underrated options on the market.”

Los Angeles Chargers sign or pass: Ndamukong Suh

https://boltbeat.com/2020/03/12/los-angeles-chargers-sign-pass-ndamukong-suh/

“Star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will hit free agency for the third year in a row. After being cut by the Miami Dolphins in 2017 to free up cap space, he signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams in 2018 and was an important member of their Super Bowl run.”

Los Angeles Chargers: Ranking the team’s last five first-round picks

https://boltbeat.com/2020/03/12/los-angeles-chargers-ranking-first-picks/

“This should make fans more confident in the team, who has a massive decision to make this offseason in the future of the quarterback position. The favorite right now is Oregon’s Justin Herbert, but free agency, or even trading up or down in the draft, could change things.”

LA Chargers: The only two positions that definitely won’t be drafted

https://boltbeat.com/2020/03/11/la-chargers-positions-2020-nfl-draft/

“This is the most important offseason for the LA Chargers in a decade and a half as the team must decide which direction to go in with the quarterback position, which doesn’t just affect the team in the short-term but will affect how this entire decade plays out.”

Justin Herbert Shows Off Arm Strength at Oregon Pro Day Ahead of 2020 NFL Draft

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2880653-justin-herbert-shows-off-arm-strength-at-oregon-pro-day-ahead-of-2020-nfl-draft

“There were fears earlier in the day that Oregon would cancel the event as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. A number of leagues across the country have suspended play in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.”

NFL Announces League Year Will Start on Time Despite Coronavirus Concerns

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2880572-nfl-announces-league-year-will-start-on-time-despite-coronavirus-concerns

“While the league year remains unchanged, the deadline to declare franchise and transition players was moved from March 10 to March 16 at 11:59 a.m. ET to account for the players’ vote on the proposed collective bargaining agreement. The players’ votes are due by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.”

The Top 50 Players on the 2020 NFL Free-Agent Market

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2878808-the-top-50-players-on-the-2020-nfl-free-agent-market

“Sure, Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce were all drafted, but they couldn’t have won the Lombardi Trophy without the likes of Mitchell Schwartz, Sammy Watkins and Tyrann Mathieu, all of whom were signed in free agency. “