Good morning. Bill Barnwell of Grantland examines which teams have the most draft capital, and therefore the best opportunity to control movement in the draft by going up or down to get the player they covet.
According to Barnwell, Cleveland sits in the catbird seat, with three of the first 35 selections and five of the first 85 picks in this year’s draft. The Browns have 10 picks overall. The Rams are rated No. 2 with 12 picks, followed by the Texans with 11 picks, including the No. 1 overall selection.
The San Diego Chargers rank No. 24 on Barnwell’s chart, with seven picks in this year’s draft.
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Brian Billick of the NFL Network believes Keenan Allen was the steal of the 2013 draft.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports says Wyoming receiver Robert Herron is a sleeper prospect that could rise in this year’s draft.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com talks with Darren Smith of The Mighty 1090 AM radio about San Diego’s approach to this year’s draft in this audio link.
Ricky Henne of Chargers.com talks with linebacker Manti Te’o, who says that he’s a lot more calm and confident heading into his second NFL season.
Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego ranks the top five receivers in this year’s draft. Sammy Watkins tops the list.
Andrew Brandt of Sports Illustrated details the reasons for the decline in market value at the running back position.