Nov 23, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Cody Latimer (3) attempts to catch a ball in the fourth quarter of the game while he is guarded by Ohio State Buckeyes defensive back Cam Burrows (16) at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State Buckeyes beat Indiana Hoosiers 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana WR Cody Latimer Will Visit With The Chargers


Tom  Telesco was at Indiana’s Pro Day and to see WR Cody Latimer earlier in the offseason. Latimer was unable to do much during the NFL Combine because he was recovering from a broken foot, but he was able to run during his Pro Day and he impressed. Latimer stands at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds and he ran a 4.44-second-40. During the Combine, he led all receivers by putting up 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench. He wasn’t able to participate in the shuttle drills due to the foot injury.

His speed in the 40 shows that he has the potential to stretch the field. His work on the bench shows that he can be a menace blocking down the field and also shows that he can fight off a jam.

Latimer makes catches with receivers draped on his back and that skill will be huge at the next level. He uses his size and strength to pick up extra yards after the catch. He doesn’t make people miss in the open field though, he picks up the yards with his balance and strength after the hit. He will need to work on his route running at the next level to gain more separation. His skill set would be a nice fit for the Chargers .

CBS Sports currently has him listed as a 5th or 6th round player, but he is climbing up draft boards with his performance at the Combine and Pro Day. He would be a good option for the Chargers in the middle rounds and he would give Vincent Brown a run for his money for playing time.

Tags: NFL Draft San Diego Chargers

  • Rob Base

    He’s clumping up the board fast! Hope Bolts can snatch him up. Allen and Latimer would be sick! Then grab Saunders or Thomas in later rounds. Can the draft be now! These highlights get me all fired up!!!!!

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    Look it’s Shawne Merriman’s little brother.

    • Daniel Sutter

      lol, thought the same thing. not an exact match but close…

  • Gunnar Martin

    Yeeeeeehaww!!! Best news all day :)

  • Daniel Sutter

    Looks decent but the climb will stop around rd 4, maybe rd 3. Looks good with the deep ball and winning the jump ball but his routes dont look crisp what so ever. If we can land him with the fourth pick then cool, otherwise there is better options we can grab inside the first three rounds. Did see some really nice plays in there though, strong hands…

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      his route running needs work, but i think the coaches that are here would be able to help on that. they helped Malcom before he was hurt

    • Sergio Quintero

      The jab steps while running routes is the one turnoff, but their current WR coach seems to be a really good route runner coach. He looks like Allen with probably better speed, 6’3 WR’s with 4.4 speed and above average hands don’t grow on trees, I would definitely invest a 3rd round pick.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Hey Ernie, do you know what the exact day he will visit?

  • tbell11

    I’d like him in round 4 but idk if he’ll be there by our pick.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      would you spend a 3rd? that is the question.

      • Gunnar Martin

        I would. Honestly, if his stock rises high enough, I wouldn’t be put out to take him in the second. He’s that good, plus potential.

  • powderBLUE801

    Ok he is really growing on me. I would love this pick in the 4th round. Maybe late 3rd.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      agree with you on this one… there are a lot of good receivers in this draft. if we spend a 3rd on him, i wouldn’t be mad

  • Cgoodness13

    heck i say spend a 2nd round on him, hes worth it

    • Gunnar Martin

      Word

  • Sergio Quintero

    I repeat I have a strong feeling he’s the chargers 3rd round pick, probably not polished enough as a route runner to take away Brown’s job as a rookie, but might be starting in the 2nd half of the season, in particular if Brown doesn’t show significant improvement.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I am thinking that same path for him as well. Telesco is showing a lot of interest in Latimer

      • Sergio Quintero

        Who are your “gun to your head” first 4 picks Ernie?, for me:
        1) Jason Verrett CB TCU
        2) Gabe Jackson OG Mississippi St.
        3) Cory Lattimer WR Indiana
        4) Rashaad Reynolds CB Oregon St.

        As extra:
        5) Shaqil Barrett OLB Colorado St.
        6) DeAnthony Thomas RB/WR Oregon
        7) Tyler Larsen C Utah St.

        • Rob Base

          Love all those picks bro each rd seems reachable for the Bolts Reynolds in the 4th would be a steal!!

          • Sergio Quintero

            Reynolds to me is the one pick that I’m probably being overly optimistic, but the guy didn’t test fantastic in measurables so call it hopeful value.

        • Gunnar Martin

          Kerr!!! Soooo underrated. Matt Miller didn’t even have him getting drafted in his most recent mock. Smh

          • Sergio Quintero

            I would say just take Kerr in the 4th round rather than stress yourself out if he might be there in the 5-6 round. If people are all stressed about getting NT, get Kerr here even if it it half or a full round early, and have him split snaps with Lissemore.

            I have seen some of his youtube stuff, dude is a wrecking ball.

          • Gunnar Martin

            He’s very funny too. He’d probably grow into a leader for our D pretty quickly.

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            Luiget & Reyes need a wrecking ball like this… This guy could help the OLBs too & make the Secondary’s job easier….fingers crossed

          • Gunnar Martin

            Triple crossed… if you are physically capable of doing that…

          • Daniel Sutter

            Kerr was someone i always liked but thought he’d more than likely go undrafted due to not as many teams playing the 3-4. Still think thats a possibility or someone similar will be available with the UDFAs. He was a leader at Deleware so what we know if TT, Im sure they have checked him out…

        • Daniel Sutter

          I’ll bite on this on Sergio;
          1) Fuller CB
          2) Attaochu LB
          3) SJB CB
          4) Lattimer WR
          5)Trai Turner OG
          6) KR (agree with that move from ur above list)

          BTW Sergio, we dont have a 7th. Traded it last year for Lessimore.

          • Sergio Quintero

            You are right on the 7th, force of habit, I would be perfectly happy with your guys, I still think they need a NT even more than OLine depth, but still minor quibble.

            I would probably take Verrett (because of better health history) and DeMarcus Lawrence (better pass rush technique, in particular with counter moves) ahead of your guys, but both of your guys are really solid players.

          • Daniel Sutter

            I like Verretts skill set but not his size. I would rather have Fuller but if he is off the board i would take Verrett. Lawrence was my other option at #2 but there is just something about Attaochu’s play that draws me in more. Think he would be a great fit in SD.
            I truely think a few decent NT wont be drafted due to more teams playing the 4-3 and think we can find someone through the UDFA class or after the June 1st cuts. Turner is someone who can battle for the spot behind troutman and allow Troutman to take Clairys spot (freeing up that 4.5 million.) I think Troutman under coach D can be better than most OG outside of the1st round grades so taking a late OG as his backup makes more sense to me. But Im gonna make a very bold prediction here, I think Harris may be the Starting RG by week 1….

          • Daniel Sutter

            and i was wrong about that 7th. Blanes right, it is a 2015…

          • Blane Pollet

            We do have a 7th. It’s our 7th next year (2015) that we gave up.

          • Daniel Sutter

            my bad ur right….

          • Gunnar Martin

            Nope, that was our 2015 7th round pick. We do have one this year.

          • Daniel Sutter

            Just saw that. Edited…

    • Daniel Sutter

      With the size and skills showcased above a third pick wouldnt be bad but if his routes are worse than Browns last year, thats not good lol. I like Brown but last year was bad…

      • Gunnar Martin

        Brown is a fantastic route runner, the problem was that he sometimes wouldn’t run the right route that Rivers was expecting him to. Miscommunication is more to blame than anything (in those particular cases).

  • WSU_510_CHARGER

    Allen and Latimer would be real beasty. I would spend a 3rd on him in a heart beat. He looks like a potential 2nd rounder from his highlight tape. I’m pretty sure it will be very easy to clean up his route running. Keenan Allen runs really crisp routes and could easily teach latimer. This can be a top wr duo in years to come. TT please make your moves to get him. Trading back to the niners can give us those extra picks….

  • navw21

    I wouldn’t mind picking this guy up in the fourth. But I would go Donte Moncrief in the third if it were up to me.

    • Sergio Quintero

      Have a feeling Telesco likes excellent hands WR’s ahead of really athletic guys, Moncrief I read has a somewhat of a drops problem.

      • navw21

        Really? I haven’t heard anything along those lines. From what I’ve read he is supposed to have above average hands. This is what ESPN’s draft rankings say about his ball skills.

        Has big, strong hands. Good focus in traffic and body control to adjust to poorly thrown ball. Confident pass catcher. Does a very good job tracking the ball over his shoulder. Catches over-the-head ball consistently. Has quick hands and can pluck on the run. Had one concentration lapse along sideline vs. LSU but otherwise he has shown very good sideline awareness and body control. Also adept at dropping weight to keep feet in bounds.

        • Sergio Quintero

          I have read in multiples reports he doesn’t have bad hands per se, he has concentration drops not as many as Kelvin Benjamin but enough to notice.

          • navw21

            Oh okay. Well hopefully that would lessen with maturity. He is still on 20 yrs old so he should acquire some mental toughness.

  • OcChargerfan

    Chargers need to go after Martavis Bryant or Jordan Mathews in the 2nd but if they wait then Latimer would be a solid consolation prize in the 3rd or 4th.