Pictures: First- and Second-Year Stars Emerge

The San Diego Chargers are blessed with a gifted core of veterans, but the young role players will be the keys to success in the 2009 season. Here's a look at 10 first- or second-year players who've improved their stocks with strong training camps.

The competition is as fierce as ever for the final 10 spots on San Diego's roster. The team combined a strong rookie class with a handful of holdover prospects, including DE Keith Grennan, DL Ogemdi Nwagbuo and LB Eric Bakhtiari.

With the first round of cuts due by Sept. 1 and final cuts to follow four days later, looks at the players who've done the most to help their cause.

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