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Bjoern Werner isn't a household name, but he should be. He is deceptively athletic around the edge and isn't a liability against the run. For a team starting to rebuild, Werner is a good pass-rushing foundation.
Players who benefit: Melvin Ingram, Corey Liuget
With A.J. Smith and Norv Turner gone at season's end, the immediate future of the Chargers organization is in flux, so there may be an abundance of new pieces in San Diego next season.
Melvin Ingram and Corey Liuget aren't going anywhere, though.
Liuget definitively shed the bust label that was approaching him and demonstrated his ability as a disruptive defensive tackle this season.
With Werner adding a much-needed presence to the edge rush, Liuget will see more one-on-one match-ups on the interior.
As for Ingram, the team's 2012 first-round pick, he needs to show major improvement as a versatile pass-rusher after a catastrophic rookie campaign.
Werner will help him, as well.