PFF: Chargers' roster ranked No. 14 in NFL

June, 5, 2014
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In this ESPN Insider piece, Insider Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus ranks every roster in the NFL after the completion of free agency and the draft.

And it's no surprise that last year's Super Bowl champion, the Seattle Seahawks, top the list. Following the Seahawks are the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles rounding out the top five.

The San Diego Chargers are No. 14 on the list. Talent-wise, I believe the Chargers should be in the top 10, particularly when you look at the proven playmakers the team has on offense. But I also understand when looking at San Diego's defense and the talent upgrades that are needed there how the Chargers could land at No. 14.

Here's what Monson had to say about San Diego's overall roster.

Monson: "While the offense looks to be largely repaired, the defense is still a patchy unit. Dwight Freeney was looking back to his best before injury last year, but it is asking a lot for him to carry the load in terms of generating pressure. There is nobody else on the roster who can scare teams in that area. In the secondary, Eric Weddle looked lost at times a year ago trying to cover up for a group of inexperienced players, and they will be hoping first-round pick Jason Verrett can make a sizeable impact on fixing that deficiency."

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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