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what we were all hoping for: more surprises Joe Barksdale Jerseys Stitched , quicker picks, and HELLA trades.There were four trades alone in the first six picks of the night which..." Latest NewsLos Angeles Chargers NewsBFTB EditorialsWinners and Losers of Day 2New,1commentPDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Winners and Losers of Day 2TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Scott Cunningham/Getty ImagesThe second day of the 2019 NFL Draft was exactly what we were all hoping for: more surprises, quicker picks, and HELLA trades.There were four trades alone in the first six picks of the night which really set the tone for a exciting evening.The Chargers followed up their selection of defensive tackle Jerry Tillery with Nasir Adderley, a free safety from the University of Delaware at pick 60. Adderley was widely considered the top free safety in the entire draft and the fact that the Chargers were able to snag another first round talent all the way at the end of the second round was incredible.Two-for-two is always how you want to start the draft because it then allows your team to snag the best player available instead of continuing to reach on need.With pick #91 in the third round, the Bolts selected Trey Pipkins, an athletic, prototypical-NFL left tackle from Division II Sioux Falls in South Dakota.WinnersKansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs are an easy selection to the “winners” section because they were able to snag what should be three starting players on day two.Juan Thornhill was a favorite of mine and if the Chargers missed on Adderley, he was my guy for them to take. With elite-elite athleticism and production, Thornhill is likely going to pair nicely with Tyrann Mathieu in the back-end of that secondary. Khalen Saunders is going to be a nightmare in the middle of that defense playing next to another athletic DT in Chris Jones. It’s this pick that I believe will cause the Chargers to go for an interior offensive linemen here on day three.There other pick wasn’t a pick surprise following the recent news dump of Tyreek Hill as the Chiefs selected wideout Mecole Hardman from Georgia. Hardman possesses true 4.3-speed and will likely fall right into that role as things aren’t looking good at all for Hill’s future with the team, or the NFL for that matter.New England Patriots: The defending Super Bowl Champions were able to sit back and let some stud players fall to them at each of their three picks on day two. Their first of the night was Chase Winovich, a twitchy, high-motor player from Michigan who will slot right into the void left by Trey Flowers. Running back Damien Harris was their second pick of the evening and now gives the Patriots two running backs capable of carrying the load Youth Keenan Allen Jerseys , should they ever choose to commit to just one guy in a lead role.They ended the third round by selecting offensive tackle Yodney Cajuste out of West Virginia. This is one of the better steals from yesterday (should medicals check out) as Cajuste was widely considered a late day one/early day two selection before injuring himself during a workout. He has a meanstreak that’s refreshing to watch and some nice footwork, to boot.Oh yeah, the Patriots also nabbed Joejuan Williams from Vanderbilt with pick 45. The 6-foot-4 cornerback will likely start opposite Stephon Gilmore and give the Patriots a lengthy defender to help disrupt opposing passing games.The Patriots definitely got better last night.Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals went hard and fast out of the gate by selecting Washington cornerback the University of Hawaii in the second round. Tavai was widely regarded as an early day three pick with some upside. He was extremely productive in college (391 tackles) but most found him lacking in fundamentals that could keep him from starting in his first year or two in the NFL. While I do believe Tavai will eventually be a good LB at the next level, the pick is low in value as he would have likely been there in the third or fourth.Their second pick of the night was Boston College safety Will Harris. While I’ve heard good things about Harris, better players were still on the board at that position with Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Deionte Thompson. Also, the Lions need help at defensive end opposite newly-signed Trey Flowers and Iowa’s Anthony Nelson was still on the board. With end being the premium position that it is, I believe they went the wrong direction with this one.Houston Texans: Man, I just don’t understand why the Texans seem to hate their quarterback. Deshaun Watson was sacked 62 times last year, most in the NFL, and they went out and reach on not one, but two offensive tackles that no one was rushing to draft where they did.First, Tytus Howard went at least a round too early and then they selected Max Scharping out of Northern Illinois in the third who I had as a late day three pick. I watched him closely at the Senior Bowl in January and came away thinking there was no way he could play tackle at the next level. He seemed to have bricks tied to his cleats and gave up ground in the pocket almost instantaneously. No thank you.In the second round, they grabbed cornerback Lonnie Johnson out of Kentucky. Johnson has been a late-riser in the draft process who really started to gain some steam prior to this weekend. He’s a former track star who possesses excellent height and length at 6-foot-3. With their last pick of the day, they selected Kahale Warring Keenan Allen Jerseys Stitched , a tight end out of San Diego State. He’s only played football since his senior year of high-school but he was good enough to warrant a chance at walking on before going on to lead the team in receiving yards his final two seasons. He’s also uber-athletic for his size. Coincidentally, as I’m typing this article right now, I just received a notification that Texan’s tight end Ryan Griffin was just arrested in Nashville for vandalism and public intoxication.So, yeah, the pick of Warring looks even better.However, I just can’t get past their picks at offensive tackle and those two alone keep the Texans right here in the “losers” section. After all they've been through, a two-touchdown deficit wasn't going to faze the Los Angeles Chargers."We've been rock-bottom, so it's only up," running back Melvin Gordon said after the Chargers rallied for a 29-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday."We know how to respond when we go down. We always feel like we got the players to be in the game, regardless of how much someone goes up."Gordon played a significant part in the comeback, rushing for 104 yards on 15 carries to go with his seven receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown. It is the sixth 100-yard rushing game of Gordon's career and his first since last Oct. 29 against New England."He ran outstanding. There are some times when he could have gone out of bounds but he stayed between the yard lines and made plays," coach Anthony Lynn said.Philip Rivers threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns as the Chargers improved to 2-2, the first time since 2015 that they are .500 after the first quarter of the season and a long way from their 0-4 start last season."It was good to see the resiliency of this team and how they bounced back. We played good, complementary football Youth Forrest Lamp Jerseys ," Lynn said.Gordon and Austin Ekeler averaged 5.6 yards per carry against a Niners defense that was 10th against the run and allowing only 97 yards per game. It is the first time in 11 games that San Francisco had allowed a 100-yard rusher."Gordon was playing very well. He opened up in the second half," 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster said.The Chargers trailed 17-6 with 4:59 remaining in the second quarter then scored 20 straight points, including 11 in the final 47 seconds of the first half to tie it at 17 at halftime.Caleb Sturgis had three field goals, including one from 21 yards with 7:41 left that gave the Chargers the lead, but he had an eventful day with two missed extra points.C.J. Beathard, who got the start for San Francisco (1-3) after Jimmy Garoppolo's season-ending knee injury, was 23 of 37 for 298 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The last interception came with 2:38 remaining when Isaac Rochell picked off a pass intended for Alfred Morris at the Niners 19. The Chargers then ran out the clock."I thought he played well," Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said. "He played very tough. Made some great plays, especially in some of the situations. With a lot of guys going in and out, he handled a lot of adversity well and a little chaos due to injuries."Beathard's first TD toss of 2 yards to Kendrick Bourne gave the Niners a 14-0 lead with 3:53 remaining in the first quarter. His 82-yarder to George Kittle with 2:50 remaining in the third quarter helped end of run where they had three three-and-outs and an interception."It felt a lot more comfortable being out there and being in control. It definitely felt a lot more comfortable than last year," said Beathard, who lost five of six starts last season.EXTRA-POINT WOESThe Chargers have missed eight PATs since the start of last season, which is the most in the league. Los Angeles has missed 10 extra points since the kick was moved back in 2015 and is one of eight teams in the league to have missed 10 or more.VERSATILE BACKSGordon and Ekeler each caught touchdowns, the first time the Chargers have had two running backs catch touchdowns since Jacob Hester and Darren Sproles did it on Nov. 22 Forrest Lamp Jerseys Stitched , 2010, against Denver.Ekeler's 22-yard reception on a go pattern drew the Chargers within 17-14 late in the second quarter. Gordon's 6-yard catch in the third quarter would give Los Angeles a 23-17 lead.Rivers, who was 25 of 39, completed passes to eight players with Gordon and Ekeler combining for nine receptions and 81 yards.MOVING ON UPRivers surpassed John Elway for the eighth-most yards in NFL history. He has 51,504 yards in his 15-year career while Elway had 51,475."Those are guys I had posters of on my wall, so just to be mentioned with them is definitely special," Rivers said.HELD IN CHECKSan Francisco's Matt Breida came in tied for the league lead in rushing (295 yards) but he was held to 39 yards on nine carries.Lynn said after the game that stopping the run was something they put extra emphasis on in practice all week.INJURIESNiners: Wide receiver Dante Pettis and left tackle Joe Staley suffered knee injuries. Staley's injury meant San Francisco had to reshuffle its offensive line, moving first-round pick Mike McGlinchey to left tackle and putting Garry Gilliam at right tackle.Chargers: Wide receiver Travis Benjamin, who missed the past two games due to a foot injury, did not play during the second half. He had a catch for 2 yards. Left tackle Russell Okung did not play in the second half due to a groin injury.Follow Joe Reedy at joereedy

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 that the Raiders could keep guard/center backup Jon Feliciano Lee Smith Jersey , who has served an important role considering all the offensive line injuries the Raiders have..."Many amongst Raider Nation were hopeful that the Raiders could keep guard/center backup Jon Feliciano, who has served an important role considering all the offensive line injuries the Raiders have dealt with lately. But that won’t happen, as Feliciano has found a new home in Buffalo.Feliciano has been a starting-level guard for a while but guard has been one of the Raiders’ strongest positions, so he hasn’t gotten a real shot with Oakland. Now he will get his chance to shine as he protects Bills quarterback Josh Allen in the snowy climes of western New York.It’s sad to see Feliciano go, but he deserves his chance to start and make his mark on the AFC East. Happy trails to Mongo. The Raiders will surely be looking for more guard depth in the very near future.Raiders Las Vegas stadium gets address change and Al Davis gets street named after him This was a tricky little maneuver by the Raiders. The lot where the stadium was to go was located at 5617 Dean Martin Drive. But with a clever street name change, it will now be located at 3333 Al Davis Way.No Frostee Rucker Jersey , Dean Martin isn’t losing the street named after him. That street will remain in the crooner’s name right across the freeway from the street named after his rat pack pal, Frank Sinatra Drive. There is a small road that notches into the northeast corner of the lot which didn’t have a name. It was simply a connector road between Aldebaran Avenue and Dean Martin Drive. That connector road will now be called Al Davis Way and 3333 is now the address for the Raiders stadium currently under construction.Al Davis, of course, was the Managing General Partner of the Raiders for nearly 50 years. He was an NFL pioneer and was the face of the Raiders as well as its voice and keeper of the Raider mystique. The stadium should absolutely be located on a street bearing his name.Follow @LeviDamien