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FOX Sports

Chargers grab Clemson WR Mike Williams with 1st pick in LA

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers used their first draft choice after their move north on a playmaker who could attract plenty of attention in their new home.

FOX Sports

Los Angeles Chargers NFL draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades

Who will the Chargers take in the 2017 NFL draft? We’re breaking down every selection below.

Chargers Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

Chargers select Clemson receiver Mike Williams

With a choice of several top defensive players, the Chargers — drafting for the first time as a Los Angeles team — instead selected Clemson wide receiver in the first round of Thursday’s NFL Draft. jay.posner@sduniontribune.com; Twitter: @sdutposner

Denver Post

Chiefs, Chargers add offensive firepower to AFC West early in NFL draft

AFC West teams added excitement to the draft Thursday night with two Broncos rivals making splashes to add offensive talent.

Chargers Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

For Philip Rivers, a draft-night gift

If you cannot be happy for the football team owned by Dean Spanos, be happy for San Diegan Philip Rivers and for what he received in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. Rivers can throw the ball somewhere in the Carson area code (310) this fall and there’s a fair chance that new Chargers receiver...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Live NFL Draft updates: Chargers select WR Mike Williams from Clemson in first round

April 27, 2017, 6:29 p.m. Philadelphia New Orleans Saints select CB Marshon Lattimore of Ohio State at No. 11 Sam Farmer 11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio StateWidely considered the best cornerback in the draft, Lattimore was hobbled by hamstring injuries early in his college...

Plain Dealer

Mike Williams taken No. 7 by Los Angeles Chargers in NFL Draft 2017

Mike Williams finished his Clemson career ranked third in career with receiving touchdowns (21), fourth in receiving yards (2,727) and fifth in receptions (177).

LA Times

Chargers throw NFL draft a curve, take Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams with the seventh pick

The fans inside the ESPN Zone on Thursday night had the cameras and bright lights pointed at them before seeing the big television screens flash to a group of rowdy fans cheering. Assuming ESPN was showing them about to react to history, they erupted in cheers. They were wrong. It wasn’t them....

San Diego Union-Tribune

Thoughts on this NFL Draft

Quick hits on the three-day NFL Draft that, mercifully, will commence Thursday night: 1) Ohio State safety Malik Hooker and the Chargers are a match at No. 7, per the majority of draftniks as of Wednesday night. Eleven of 17 mock drafts sent Hooker to the Chargers. A year ago, the same Chargers...

LA Times

What time does the NFL draft start?

Chargers fans need to know what time to tune in to the NFL draft to see what their team will do with its top-10 overall pick. Rams fans don't really need to watch the first night of the draft at all. The first round of the 2017 NFL draft starts at 5 p.m. Pacific on Thursday night. The Chargers...

FOX Sports

Quick Hits: What do the Chargers' players expect from this year's draft?

Lisa Lane shows us what the players expect from this year's NFL Draft.

LA Times

Chargers made a surprising first-round pick in the last NFL draft — this year too?

In the buildup to last year’s NFL draft, the Chargers were largely mum about the direction in which they would go. People knew after the Rams and Eagles made trades to get into the top two that quarterbacks would be off the board. The Chargers would have their pick of everyone else to get the player...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Don't rule out offense for Chargers' top pick

In the run-up to last year’s NFL Draft, the Chargers were pretty mum about which direction they would be going. People knew after the Rams and Eagles both made trades to get into the top two that quarterbacks would be off the board. The Chargers would have their pick of everyone else. The mock...

FOX Sports

NFL Draft: Who should the Chargers take at pick #7?

It appears the Chargers are looking at Malik Hooker.

LA Times

Chargers could face challenge of picking between two playmaking safeties in draft

Facing out toward the StubHub Center field, which Monday was serving as the location for a diner commercial, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco opened his league-mandated pre-draft news conference with the most honest statement of the day. He wasn’t going to say much, he said, almost apologizing...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Chargers draft L.A. plan in S.D.

The same people in the same place are getting ready for the next season of Chargers football. Philip Rivers and Joey Bosa were on the practice fields at the team’s Murphy Canyon headquarters as part of the team’s veteran minicamp the past two days. Tom Telesco and his personnel staff have been...

San Diego Union-Tribune

It's Bosa by inches over Myles Garrett

“I’m not as dumb as I may sound or look.” So said Joey Bosa, giving older adults a chuckle Tuesday at Chargers Park. The topic was Bosa’s prep work for last year’s NFL Draft. Only 20 years old then, Bosa had set out to build upon his impressive Ohio State career — and did. He tested well in NFL...

LA Times

Chargers' Joey Bosa is creating his own workout path away from his teammates

Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa was asked about his draft preparation a year ago, a process that ended with him being selected No. 3 overall. He trained for the drills, the shuttle runs and the sprints. He trained for the weight lifting, and he even took a practice Wonderlic test, the timed aptitude...

FOX Sports

6 prospects the Los Angeles Chargers should target in the NFL Draft

The No. 7 pick is sure to bring in an immediate starter.

San Diego Union-Tribune

NFL Draft: Telesco's tennis ball and "special" vs. need

Along with scouting reports on hundreds of football players, you’ll find a tennis ball inside the draft room of the NFL team that calls itself the Los Angeles Chargers. For General Manager Tom Telesco, the fuzzy orb is a potential stress reliever. “Draft day is very quiet — unless somebody goes...

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

Draft Harris over McKinley, Charlton; reasons to be concerned about UCLA pass rusher

Matt Mosley, contributor to SportsDayDFW.com and columnist for Texas Monthly, answered questions during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights:Q: Do you ever see Jerry Jones relinquishing the GM position? Or is it "till death do we part."Mosley: As long as he's of sound mind (insert joke), Jerry will be the ultimate decision-maker. Obviously Stephen Jones has a lot of influence with Jerry, but the elder still makes the final call. We've seen with the Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocations that Jerry also has tremendous influence across the league. I think he's taken the reins back from...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Bosa on field; Chargers to pick up Verrett option

Standout defensive end Joey Bosa joined the Chargers for workouts Monday after missing the first two weeks of the voluntary offseason program to work out with a personal trainer in Florida, General Manager Tom Telesco confirmed during a pre-draft news conference at StubHub Center. But first-year...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Moving on from Chargers is option

The stages of grief must progress. Each in their own time, sure. But keep in mind the schedules for the 2017 NFL season are out. Not a single game will be played in San Diego. And the draft is this week. These are the first two milestones that force us to confront what for the past three months...

LA Times

Chargers GM Tom Telesco hopes to excel at NFL draft, spreadsheets and all

Every NFL general manager needs a system. In the buildup to the NFL draft, years of in-person scouting, hours of film study and mountains of notes about details large and small need to be distilled down to an easy-to-navigate list, ranking the football players that’ll best help your football team....

San Diego Union-Tribune

Adopt-an-NFL-team mock draft

Scouting potential NFL teams for scorned San Diego Chargers fans to adopt as their own. For the purposes of this draft, a team’s standing was enhanced for extreme similarities and/or differences to the NFL team that used to play in San Diego. 1. Cleveland Browns Nowhere to go but up. Get in one...

FOX Sports

Would it be a bad move for the Chargers to draft Malik Hooker in 1st round?

Some experts don't think the pick would be wise for the Bolts.

Houston Chronicle

This year's NFL draft features an abundance of quality running backs

Running backs generating first-round buzz are back in fashion, and three could be among the top-20 picks for the first time since 2005. In next week's draft, LSU's Leonard Fournette, Florida State's Dalvin Cook and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey headline a deep and talented class of running backs. Remember when it was fashionable to say teams could get productive backs in any round, and they shouldn't waste first-round picks on running backs? In the last four drafts, only three backs - Todd Gurley (Rams) and Melvin Gordon (Chargers) in 2015 and Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys) in 2016 - were...

San Diego Union-Tribune

At NFL draft, a Beathard will be draftee, not drafter

Sweet Cowabunga if Bobby Beathard doesn’t sound as he did back when he was constructing the Chargers, the San Diego Chargers, into their only Super Bowl team. Now 80 and quick to talk Monday about grandson C.J., a quarterback whom one of the NFL whippersnappers well could draft next week, his voice...

Draft War Room: San Diego Chargers | Path To The Draft | NFL

The "Path to the Draft" crew discusses what the Chargers should do with their top two picks in the draft.