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Is SD's secondary the primary issue?

CB Cletis Gordon (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty)

On draft day, the Chargers bolstered their most obvious vulnerability: the secondary. The off-season featured the losses of Drayton Florence and Marlon McCree, leaving the Chargers with some voids to fill, despite the emergence of Pro Bowler Antonio Cromartie. Will the youngsters step up and keep the machine running smoothly?

The loss of Drayton Florence leaves the Chargers without a proven nickel back and slot cover guy, which is a problem in the pass-happy AFC. New England's Wes Welker, Denver's Brandon Stokley and Indianapolis' Anthony Gonzalez are all dangerous offensive weapons who use the slot to take advantage of matchups with backup defensive backs. First-round pick Antoine Cason will be the corner who sees... Recommended Stories

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