Chargers linebacker Jatavis Brown failed to produce at a high level during the 2017 season after his remarkable first year and is looking to rebound heading into 2018. After all of the offseason acquisitions, including the team bolstering the LB position in the 2018 NFL draft, Brown knows what is at stake. Brown was the fifth-round selection for the Bolts in 2016. The Akron product dealt with a high-ankle sprain most of last year, which slowed him down. The injury, along with a change from a 3-4 defense to current defensive coordinator Gus Bradley's 4-3 scheme, led to his decline. Brown led the team with 79 tackles in his rookie season. He also amassed six passes defensed, 3.5 sacks and two forced
Future 10 for the PFF's top 25 under 25 team - Austin Gayle King, the Los Angles Chargers' fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, picked up right where he left off with the Iowa Hawkeyes in his debut season in the NFL a year ago. After earning an 86.6 overall grade in his final season at Iowa, King turned in an 86.5 overall grade as a rookie in 2017, which was propped up by favorable coverage (86.5) and run-defense (81.6) grades. Most accurate NFL QBs by separation in 2017 - Steve Palazzolo Philip Rivers led the way in accuracy-plus and he ranked third in the league with 16 touchdowns on open throws. Alex Smith ranked fifth in accuracy-plus, and he had the second-highest percentage of open throws
Which is exactly what Kyle Emanuel will be doing on the same field where he played his high school games as a Warrior. On June 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the now-Los Angeles Chargers linebacker will return home, hosting a free youth camp for local football players at Schuyler High School. According to Emanuel, it's the right thing to do. “Ever since I joined the NFL I've been looking for a way to give back,” said Emanuel.