The NFL Combine has officially come and gone and now the scouting community waits for the schedule of pro days that will extend from March into April leading up to the NFL Draft on April 23rd.
Every day it seemed like at least one player at each position broke the internet at one point or another. From Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs to Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons, there’s going to be more than one extremely happy team when the first round ends.
With free agency also creeping up, expect the noise surrounding the Chargers free agents to come to a crescendo in the new few weeks.
Happy Monday, everyone. Let’s attack the week!
LA Chargers: Projecting the 2020 offensive depth chart
“Quarterback is probably the hardest position to really predict. It’s officially smokescreen season in the NFL. One day, Anthony Lynn will talk about how Tyrod Taylor may be the lead candidate to take the starting quarterback job. The next day, he’ll speak from the NFL combine about how the team doesn’t need a mobile quarterback and point out the winning free agent Tom Brady has done.”
Crane collapses outside SoFi Stadium in Southern California
“Firefighters were dispatched to the stadium in suburban Inglewood shortly before 8 a.m. Fire Department spokesman Franklin Lopez said a crane that was being moved struck a stationary crane, causing the stationary crane to collapse.”
BRYCE HALL HAS NO REGRETS RETURNING FOR SENIOR SEASON
“Instead, Hall returned to Virginia for his senior season to develop his leadership skills and for personal growth. Unfortunately, Hall’s final campaign at Virginia ended after six starts due to an ankle injury that required surgery. While he is expected to be ready for training camp, the injury derailed his promising trajectory.”
Winners, losers from Day 2 of 2020 NFL Scouting Combine
“The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine continued on Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium as the offensive linemen and running backs took the field in front of all 32 teams.”
Small-school running back could intrigue Chargers in 2020 NFL Draft
“After finishing his All-American season in 2019 where he rushed for 1,917 yards, Robinson raised eyebrows of NFL evaluators at the Shrine Bowl, finishing with 137 yards from scrimmage, including a 63-yard touchdown run.”
2020 NFL Draft: Chargers Must Consider Isaiah Simmons at No. 6 Overall
“Simmons, who played safety and linebacker during his four years at Clemson, offers one of the more unique combinations of skill and athleticism of any prospect in the incoming rookie class. In just his final season, he racked up 16.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks, numbers commensurate with some of the top pass rushers in college football. However, Simmons mainly played as an overhang defender, dropping into coverage and cleaning up the middle of the field. He finished 2019 with a team-high 104 tackles and three interceptions.”
The 1 Move Every NFL Team Needs to Avoid This Offseason
“That’s why they must be aggressive with their offseason approach. The team isn’t guaranteed to have one of the top three quarterback prospects available by standing pat with the sixth selection.”
Isaiah Simmons Is NFL Draft’s Most Athletic Defender, but Where Will He Play?
“To place the number into context, only one linebacker, Shaquem Griffin (2018), has run faster than Simmons since the NFL began reporting official combine workout numbers in 2006. Griffin weighed 11 fewer pounds than the incoming prospect. Simmons then shut down the workout, a la Deion Sanders back in the day.”
Report: Colts may be interested in former Chiefs safety Eric Berry
“News broke in late January that Berry took an intentional “sabbatical” in 2019 after being cut by the Chiefs with the intention of playing during the 2020 season. Trotter added that Berry at least appears to be in good enough shape to play.”
Free Agent Profile: Cornerback Prince Amukamara
“If Elway is selling this team as a playoff contender, they’d be wise to add a proven cornerback or two. Prince Amukamara is about as prove as they come, and there’s little need for projecting how he fits. He’s already played at a very high level for Vic Fangio when both were in Chicago.”