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Coach's Take: Heyward on CB Brandon Hughes

CB Brandon Hughes (Kevin Terrell/Getty)'s Michael Kranzler talks with Oregon State cornerbacks coach Keith Heyward to get an inside scouting report on fifth-round pick Brandon Hughes. Heyward reveals his expectations for Hughes' rookie season and explains what areas Hughes must still improve upon.

The Chargers drafted Brandon Hughes to spark competition in the secondary. The team's pass defense ranked last in the AFC last season, and the hope is that an improved pass rush and a more competitive secondary can push that ranking up towards the middle of the pack. Hughes is an aggressive cornerback who excels in press coverage. He must work on his zone coverage and improve his ball skills... Recommended Stories