No Love for Los Angeles … Yet

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Oct 12, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) breaks the huddle during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 12, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) breaks the huddle during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers recently completed what has been widely viewed as a successful NFL Draft and have begun preparations for the upcoming 2017 season. However, in the ESPN post draft power rankings Los Angeles remained in the No. 25 position.

The Chargers ranked last in the AFC West as each of their divisional rivals placed inside the top-10 of the rankings. Oakland was listed at No. 7, Kansas City at No. 8 and Denver rounded out the top ten teams in the No. 10 position.

Dan Graziano offered the following comments on the Chargers and their standing which was determined by a group of NFL experts from ESPN.

Every other team in the AFC West is in the top 10. None of their quarterbacks is as good as this team’s is. Philip Rivers needs help, and the Chargers got him some with Mike Williams and a couple of guards in the first three rounds of the draft. This team blew a lot of fourth-quarter leads last season; hold half of them and this ranking is way too low.


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Agreed. Los Angeles is poised to surprise in 2017, especially under new coach, Anthony Lynn, and a new defensive coordinator in Gus Bradley. General manager Tom Telesco aided the offense early with the addition of wide receiver Mike Williams while also bolstering the offensive line.

Hopefully the Chargers will improve enough to get veteran quarterback Philip Rivers back to the playoffs before his current contract expires.

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