Dwight Freeney is going to be a key member to the defense. They need him to step in and be a force off of the edge. They need him to do what the Chargers were hoping Melvin Ingram could do.
Speaking of Melvin, he was the other Chargers player to just miss out on the top 25 list. He showed potential getting after the quarterback last season, but he will miss out the season after injuring his knee in OTAs.
If Ingram is able to make an Adrian Peterson like return, then he would be able to play along side of Freeney. Otherwise, they could have a chance to play together next season.
John Pagano and the Chargers defense need to create pressure. Hopefully both Freeney and Ingram are available next season to provide a nice pass rushing combo.