Chargers Eyeing Defensive Prospects at Senior Bowl Practice

The Chargers have eyes out at the Senior Bowl this week and trying to evaluate the talent for the upcoming draft. Here are a couple more players that the Chargers have shown interest in (NFL Mocks):

Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State

Notes from Senior Bowl practice:

Utah St. LB Bobby Wagner seemed to find his gap on nearly every rep during 11-on-11’s and also responded well to coaching. A very underrated prospect. –

Here is his Pro Football Weekly evaluation:

A well-proportioned, productive four-year starter with experience playing inside and outside, Wagner has long arms to gain extension and gives good effort in pursuit but doesn’t have starter-caliber speed, burst or instincts. Movement is sluggish at times and can be a tick slow to react. Lacks an extra gear to outrun/compensate for adequate instincts. – Pro Football Weekly

Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn

Notes from Senior Bowl practice:

Connecticut DT Kendall Reyes was complimented by the coaches for his discipline. Reyes is a good athlete with a decent base and moved well horizontally to make plays in 11-on-11’s. This kid is going to be picked earlier than you think. –

Here is his Pro Football Weekly evaluation:

Big-framed and long-armed, Reyes is quick to engage off the snap, but oftentimes is a tick late to get off blocks. Lateral agility, range and closing burst are not elite, as he doesn’t change direction or accelerate with suddenness. Needs to play with more consistent leverage and diversify his pass rush. Not yet a finisher, but has the size, length, versatility and smarts to appeal in multiple schemes. – Pro Football Weekly

There has been a lot of emphasis on linebackers and D-line prospects during this Senior Bowl. We need to bring in as many prospects as we can on the defensive side of the ball and hope we hit the jackpot with a couple of them.

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  • LeonardoVelazquez

    I hope that all this emphasis on defense in the draft means that we’re keeping our offense intact! (i.e. Vincent Jackson!)

    • epadaon

      @LeonardoVelazquez all those Pro Bowlers on offense, we need to keep that group together and just build on the defense!!! VJ, Philip, Malcom, Ryan and Gates will be making big plays for years and years

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