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Morning links: Draft fits for Chargers

In this ESPN Insider piece, former NFL head personnel man Bill Polian list two players among his top performers at the NFL scouting combine that could be good fits for the San Diego Chargers at the end of the first round, TCU cornerback Jason Verrett and Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks.

Here's what Polian has to say about Verrett: “He is a really good cover cornerback with outstanding speed (he ran a 4.38 40, tied for second-best among corners) and the ability to stick to receivers in man-to-man coverage.”

In this ESPN Insider piece, draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay offer their risers and fallers from this year's draft. Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby's stock is up, while the stock of Florida cornerbacks Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy is down after they ran slower than expected in the 40.

According to Chris Smith of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, a homeless man turned down flip-flops offered by a restaurant owner and San Diego Chargers fan because they had the Chargers' emblem on them.

Mike Costa and Judson Richards of XTRA 1360 AM radio talk with Chargers GM Tom Telesco in this audio link. Telesco provides no update on contract talks with Donald Butler, but says the draft is deep at receiver and defensive back.

Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego talks with Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, who has high praise for Philip Rivers and San Diego's defense for the way they played against the Colts last season.

Ricky Henne of Chargers.com offers five things he learned from the combine.

Chris Wesserling of NFL.com writes in his offseason forecast on San Diego that the Chargers need to add speed on both sides of the ball.

Andrew Brandt writing for Sports Illustrated does a nice job explaining the NFL salary cap.

Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated counts down the top 100 free agents, starting from 100 to 51. Former Charger Shaun Phillips is No. 87.