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Morning links: Jason Verrett No. 6 in rookie rankings

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 5, 2006
    By Eric D. Williams | ESPN.com

    Good morning.

    In this ESPN Insider piece, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. checks in with his midseason rookie rankings. San Diego Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett drops to No. 6 on his top 10.

    Kiper: "Snap count matters, and the fact that Verrett’s is now down from the last time we did these rankings is reflected in his drop. He’s been outstanding when he’s on the field, showing the chops of a veteran, but he’s under 250 total snaps for the season, and could dip here further as he works through a shoulder injury. That said, when he plays, Verrett hasn’t been far off a Pro Bowl level."

    Grantland’s Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays give the Chargers offensive guard Kyle Long in a 2013 re-draft, stating No. 11 overall pick D.J. Fluker has been a relative disappointment. I disagree. Though Fluker hasn’t been at his best in pass protection, he’s only missed one game in two years. At times Fluker has been a dominant run blocker, he plays hurt and has a good work ethic. He’s only going to get better, and will be foundational player for this team.

    Most of ESPN’s NFL experts are taking the Chargers over the Dolphins.

    ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker reports that quarterback Ryan Tannehill says the entire Miami offense is frustrated with the way the team is executing on that side of the ball.

    In this ESPN Insider piece [​IMG], ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando takes a look back at his quarterback tiers project he completed this year, evaluating which quarterbacks have outperformed over underperformed based on their ranking. Sando says Philip Rivers, No. 6 on this list, deserves to be in the top five.

    Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports that according to a source, Verrett’s labrum is torn in three places, and he also has a damaged rotator cuff.

    in this video, Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich says his team will face a tough challenge against Miami’s defense.

    Nate Davis of USA Today gives the Chargers a B-plus grade for the first half of the season.

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