Nov 24 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Florida International Golden Panthers safety Johnathan Cyprien (7), defensive end Tourek Williams (97) and wide receiver Wayne Times (5) before a game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at FIU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Select Tourek Williams In 6th Round


The San Diego Chargers selected some depth for the pass rush in the 6th round by taking Tourek Williams. He will get some reps at outside backer and try to win a job chasing after the quarterback.

Here is a note from FIU News:

Williams is arguably one of the top defensive ends ever to play at FIU. The three-time All-Sun Belt Conference honoree and 2012 team captain started the most career games ever by a defensive lineman at FIU (39). In 2012, Williams led the team with 14.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles, going along with a career-high 46 total tackles (including 29 solo), two pass break-ups and three quarterback hurries. He finished his FIU tenure second to former Panther and current NFL San Diego Charger Antwan Barnes in career tackles for loss (45.5), yardage from TFLs (224), sacks (18.0) and yardage from sacks (155).

We needed some depth outside and Williams will get a good shot to win a roster spot. Should be an interesting camp for him.

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  • Cgoodness13

    Happy we added depth to OLB, but I wonder who will take Johnson’s job when ever he leaves, retires, gets hurt, etc. English or tourek?

    • Gunnar Martin

      Probably someone that is drafted in earlier rounds in the next 2-3 years. Tourek will really only ever be a rotational pass rusher at OLB, sometimes coming in for one of the DEs. Has the build for both, so thats good.

    • arnie

      I think he’s big enough to replace english and Johnson.

  • Cgoodness13

    Also anyone else think this guy looks like someone you’d expect to see in that show Spartacus on showtime?

  • veazy

    ESPN actually showed the Chargers press conference live. wow…

    • arnie

      link. always provide the link please. sharing is caring. ;)

      • veazy

        My bad, forgot to mention it was on TV. I’ll try to find a link though.

      • 619chargers4life

        chargers.com another live presser after the draft.

      • 619chargers4life
    • Cgoodness13

      Chargers in the media?! What kinda twisted universe have we entered!?!?!? Black is white, up Is down, Tim Tebow can thrown a ball

      • FitzWilly

        lol
        awesome

      • Gunnar Martin

        I know right?!!

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        It’s like Twin Peaks… midgets & all.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        Hahaha

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Moretti/100002785058214 Edward Moretti

      They also talked with Stanford head coach Shaw for about 5-6 minutes about Te’o. Shaw said Te’o was simply a football player. He was certain Te’o was a 3-down player.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      We are on the NFL map

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Well… if you can’t keep Barnes… get the guy who was on the heels of his records in college… lol.

    • arnie

      Exactly! LOL

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Right! Younger Barnes

  • Gunnar Martin

    Low risk pick that can come in and provide depth and relief as a pass rusher. Is probably capable of rotating in at DE as well as OLB (where he will be prefered in our defense).

  • Brandon Rios

    when will we know who the undrafted players are?

  • arnie

    And the Telesco player names continues….

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I wish my name was weird

      • arnie

        Ernie, I can’t even pronounce you last name….keep your phone close. LOL

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Hahaha… They can sign me up for chargers.com!!

          Just say Padawan… Hahaha… Keep it Star Wars. That’s what everyone else says

          • nativesandiegan

            Ernie – Ernesto (am I right)? Your name’s not weird here on the Big Island. We really are the melting pot between East and West. See my post above, OK? I’m late as usual.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            But I have to work this weird name thing to get noticed by Tommy T

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-P-Derrick/1654577989 James P Derrick

            Just call him the Jedi

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Hahaha

  • nativesandiegan

    Whew!!! It’s really hot over here today and I’ve been working outside. My head is spinning with the heat and the draft. I need to go back over the last 3 days and FA.
    Ernie my friend (I know you don’t really know me), but” Salamat” for your labor of love and humor, & taking the “high road” when dealing with that trash mouth spewing hate. Where was I? Oh yea, how about doing an honest synopsis of our off-season thus far. Also an honest appraisal of UFA’s we’re signing. Meanwhile I’ll chill until I get back to normal.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Hahaha… Walang anuman

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Oh… There will be plenty of time to get all that done… Here comes a long whole of waiting till training camp