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AFC West Ineptitude Great for San Diego Chargers NFL Draft Prospects

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AFC West Ineptitude Great for San Diego Chargers NFL Draft Prospects
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There is something oddly counter-intuitive about being thankful for having a bad record in a division filled with bad records. For the San Diego Chargers in the AFC West, this season has been a sad state of affairs. The Bolts haven’t been the only bad team in the division with a 6-9 record and in second place, but that says both good and bad things about the future of this team. Here are the reasons for both optimism and pessimism as the Chargers get ready for the offseason and rebuilding their depleted roster. OPTIMISM Let’s start out on the bright side of things, shall we? Given the fact that the Chargers are in a dreadful division, at least that means they play against bad teams on a regular basis. The tiebreaker in deciding the order of selection in the NFL Draft is collective opponents’ winning percentage and the Bolts are one of the lowest in the league in that category. Only the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, and Atlanta Falcons have a lower opponents’ winning percentage than the Chargers’ .458 number...

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