Good morning. According to Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus, the San Diego Chargers had one of the worst pass rushes in the league last year, which is not much of a surprise.
Per Pro Football Focus, the Chargers blitzed 32.29 percent of the time in 2013, which was No. 13 in the NFL. However, San Diego was second-worst in the league in terms of production on recorded blitzes, with 16 sacks, 21 hurries and 49 hits on the quarterback on a total of 226 dropbacks.
The Chargers hope the return of Dwight Freeney and a healthy Melvin Ingram can help improve the team’s pass-rush issues, along with the addition of a couple of talented defensive backs in the draft.
Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports that Indiana receiver Cody Latimer will visit the Chargers on April 16.
Chris Wesseling of NFL.com ranks the Chargers as the No. 3 team in the AFC West behind Denver and Oakland based on the team’s efforts so far in securing talent upgrades through free agency.
Bucky Brooks of NFL Network writes that Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans is one of five players who could be a potential swing player in the draft, meaning teams would be willing to trade up in order to select Evans.
Ricky Henne of Chargers.com profiles North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports details the talented edge rushers who can be had outside the first round, highlighted by Georgia Tech outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu.