Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

The Buffalo Bills, owners of the 10th pick in Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft, are reportedly high on Alabama safety Mark Barron. There has been rampant talk that the Chargers would like to trade up to get Barron.

The draft will be held Thursday (Round 1), Friday (Rounds 2-3) and Saturday (Rounds 4-7) in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines the needs for each team by division. Today, the West divisions:

With the first round of the NFL Draft wafting our way Thursday, now’s the perfect time to pretend to be Chargers general manager and play “Which Player Should the Chargers Take in Round One?” Notice I say should, not will.

It may not be as famous as the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Billy Goat, or even the Curse of the 1925 Cardinals, who allegedly claimed a wrongful NFL championship that year, but teams in San Diego can’t win championships

The road to recovery has proven long for English, who’s missed 19 games the past two seasons and had two surgeries to his left foot, the most recent of which came in the spring of 2011.