NFL 2015 First-Round Preseason Progress Reports

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Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys free safety J.J. Wilcox (27) attempts to tackle San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) in a preseason NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 17-7. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

I. <p>The San Diego Chargers missed the playoffs by one game last year, losing a few close games in the process. A big part of the problem is they didn’t have the running game to put games away. Meanwhile, running back Melvin Gordon was showing the world he’s one of the greatest college running backs in history.</p> <p>Then came the 2015 NFL Draft, where the Chargers took Gordon with the No. 15 overall. This looks like an awesome pick for the Chargers and probably helped quarterback Philip Rivres sign his extension. The move should help the Chargers become a playoff team this year and a tough out at that.</p> <p>The vision, burst and moves Gordon has got the team’s and observers’ attention at training camp. Then he did what he could with the little opportunities he had in his first preseason action. I believe the Chargers got the guy they were looking for when they drafted him but a minor ankle injury will keep him off the field Sunday so the grade is incomplete.</p>. RB. San Diego Chargers. MELVIN GORDON

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