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NFL DRAFT 2014: Bolts boss Telesco will try to match his 1st draft, when he set bar high

Tom Telesco set the bar high during his first draft as general manager of the San Diego Chargers.

He took right tackle D.J. Fluker in the first round, traded up in the second round to take linebacker Manti Te'o, and then landed a gem in the third round with wide receiver Keenan Allen, who had a brilliant rookie season.

Now Telesco has to try to do it again, starting with the 25th pick overall Thursday night.

The Chargers' roster is better than what Telesco inherited in January 2013. But playing in the same division as Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, Telesco and the Chargers know they have to get better — and they're more than just one player away. Among the Bolts' needs are nose tackle and cornerback.

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