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Links: A backup for Ryan Mathews?

SAN DIEGO -- In this ESPN Insider pieceInsider, Steve Muench of Scouts Inc. evaluates draft prospect Bishop Sankey, a running back out of the University of Washington.

At 5-foot-10 and 203 pounds, Sankey can run through tackles, make you miss, and has enough speed to make defenses pay in the open field.

I think Sankey would be a good fit in San Diego’s zone-based running scheme and a nice complementary back to Ryan Mathews because of his ability as a one-cut runner, along with the skill set to serve as a pass-catcher on third down. Sankey also could return kicks.

Muench: “At this point in the process, Sankey projects as a late-Day 2 or early-Day 3 pick. They are built differently and Sankey will likely run better, but Sankey reminds me of Dallas’ 2013 fifth-round pick Joseph Randle out of Oklahoma State. Atlanta and Houston are two possible landing spots for Sankey.”

Check out highlights of Sankey here.

ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha offers an interesting read on the art of trash talking.

In this ESPN Insider pieceInsider, Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. evaluates three offensive line prospects worth a closer look -- USC center Marcus Martin, North Carolina interior lineman Russell Bodine, and LSU guard Trai Turner. All three are underclassmen that Weidl says will add depth to this year’s offensive line draft class.

Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego ranks defensive lineman Kendall Reyes No. 17 on his list of the top 22 Chargers from 2013.

John Gennaro of Bolts from the Blue offers his view on what players could be salary-cap casualties for the Chargers in 2014.