There is a lot to like about young safety Jahleel Addae in the Chargers secondary. The kid is constantly working. He is working to be the best in the league and shares his workout plans all over social media. If anything, he knows the right way to use social media!
Addae is working to be the starting safety next to Eric Weddle. He still needs to win the job out of training camp against Marcus Gilchrist. A lot of fans already have written his name down in ink at the position though. He has the fans buzzing.
He made his presence felt toward the end of last season and will want to step onto the field in training camp and make an impact. There has been a black hole next to Weddle for a long time. Players would step into that starting role, but were never able to hold onto the job or make an impact. We need someone to step up and make plays at that position.
Addae showed potential. He brought a physical nature to the defense when he was on the field. He brought an intimidation factor onto the defense. There were times that he played out of control and made hits on his own teammates though. Hopefully he will learn to get himself under control.
He is hungry and is always looking for the big hit or for the turnover. It is a great mindset to have on the defense. If he is able to step in and make plays, it could allow the star player on the defense, Eric Weddle, to roam around a little more to get that football.
After a whole offseason of work to prepare for the year, the expectations from the fans are high. Will he be able to fill that black hole next to Weddle? Can he lock down that safety spot for years to come?