Chargers Bring in Oregon State DE Scott Crichton For A Visit... 4-3 Defense?

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Nov 1, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers defensive end Scott Crichton (95) before the Beavers play USC Trojans at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers are bringing in another pass rushing prospect in for a workout. Oregon State DE Scott Crichton will be visiting the Chargers on Thursday, per Ian Rapoport. The team is looking to create some pressure on defense and we can never have too many players that can get after the quarterback.

Crichton is projected to be a 4-3 defensive end in the league. The Chargers might use him up front on the defensive line if they were to take him in the draft. He is projected to be taken in the 2nd round of the draft. He could work with Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes up front or he could also be used as a pass rushing specialist when the Chargers bring in 4 defensive linemen.

He is one of the better pass rushers available in the draft, but it wouldn’t make sense for the team to be looking into a 4-3 defensive end. He doesn’t fit the role of a tweener and couldn’t move to the outside linebacker position. He would mainly be moved around on the defensive line…. OR MAYBE we are thinking about moving that defense to a 4-3…. I must be dreaming!

Check out the scouting report and highlights on Crichton on the next page.

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