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Chargers head to combine with few needs that can be met by the draft

Chargers head to combine with few needs that can be met by the draft

When the Chargers’ coaching, scouting and front-office staffs head to Indianapolis this week for the NFL scouting combine, some of the biggest areas where they need improvement won’t be on the field being put through the wringer.

“Injury prevention” won’t put its hands on the artificial grass and dash for 40 yards. “Luck” won’t strip down to its skivvies for a full-body examination from a room full of scouts. “Protecting fourth-quarter leads” won’t sit in an interview room and be asked to decide once and for all whether a hot dog is a sandwich.

The Chargers needs are more abstract than a pass-rushing defensive end, a vertical threat on the outside or run-stuffing defensive...

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