If I was ESPN or the NFL Network, I might be a little upset at this news. The Chargers will be using their website to be the first media outlet to say who the team has drafted, and apparently they have League approval. Via Chargers.com….

The team’s official website is expanding its draft coverage this year, bringing fans several new features to provide the quickest and most in-depth information on the newest members of the organization.

Through “Pick Cam,” a new camera feed located just outside the War Room, fans will hear each selection on Chargers.com BEFORE any other news outlet, including NFL Network and ESPN. As soon as General Manager A.J. Smith and his staff make their decision, a Chargers official will bring the player’s name to Pick Cam.

And for fans who expect to be out and about on Draft Weekend can sign up to receive text messages from the team as each choice is made. To receive these Draft Text Messages, sign up simply by texting CHARGE to 41513 or click here. Standard messaging rates will apply.

Well that’s an interesting move now, isn’t it? The thing I don’t understand though, is couldn’t ESPN and the NFL Network just monitor the Chargers’ website? I guess they would still be first, so I guess it makes sense.

Chargers.com has the NFL Draft covered (Chargers.com)