Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

As the days and weeks of the NFL offseason peel away, the big wide receiver of the San Diego Chargers – about to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13 – is a prize target for many teams around the league.

The Chargers disappointing 2011 season is in the rear view mirror and all eyes in the organization are focused sharply on what needs to be done in the coming months to build a championship caliber team.  2012 is a must-win year for the Chargers for a number of reasons, and every organizational decision will be crucial to the success of the team and the future of professional football in San Diego.

It happens every year. The entire football world gets blinded by all the top free agents. Most of the NFL teams do as well. San Diego, on the other hand, does not.

USC Trojans defensive end Nick Perry figures to join teammate Matt Kalil as a first round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Both have a chance to wow scouts and executives at the USC pro day on March 7, but as of now most of the prognosticators have Perry being picked later in the first round. Two CBS Sports analysts predict Perry will end up with the San Diego Chargers.