Chargers Interview Seven Players on Day 2 of Senior Bowl Practice


Here is the list of players that the Chargers contacted during Senior Bowl practice yesterday according to Draft Countdown. We also listed the practice notes for each of the players:

OT Mitchell Schwartz, Cal

Notes from Senior Bowl practice:

Cal OT Mitchell Schwartz did not always utilize proper leverage and even though he looked better as a run blocker than pass protector he still didn’t drive defenders.Draft Countdown

DT Alameda Ta’amu, Washington

Notes from Senior Bowl practice:

Monday: Washington DT Alameda Ta’amu gave the type of effort that he is known for and also showcased above average athleticism for a 341 pound man. While not considered to be a sack artist Ta’amu looked relatively fluid in pass rush drills today.

Tuesday: Washington DT Alameda Ta’amu had one of the days highlights when he beat Kevin Zeitler with a spin move in 1-on-1’s. It’s not often that you see a 341 pound nose tackle beating a potential first round guard with a spin move of all things. Ta’amu obviously isn’t your average nose tackle.Draft Countdown

CB Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma

Notes from Senior Bowl practice:

Oklahoma CB Jamell Fleming enjoyed an outstanding day. An outstanding athlete with a smooth backpedal and make-up speed, Fleming was able to adjust to balls that were underthrown by Kellen Moore and always seemed to be in position to make a play. Fleming also got physical at the line of scrimmage on almost every rep during the 1-on-1’s.Draft Countdown

OG Johnnie Troutman, Penn State

Notes from Senior Bowl practice:

Monday: Penn St. OG Johnnie Troutman was very slow off the snap. Troutman flashed some strength in the run game but poor leverage and hand placement caused some problems. On a positive note Troutman did a nice job versus Billy Winn in 1-on-1’s.

Tuesday: Penn St. OG Johnnie Troutman failed to impress, getting beat due to poor leverage and balance.

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CB Leonard Johnson, Iowa State

Notes from Senior Bowl practice:

Iowa St. CB Leonard Johnson is not overly impressive physically and possesses questionable make-up speed but he did not let receivers separate. Johnson was able to keep up with McNutt but the former Hawkeye star made an impressive catch and Leonard got upset. Afterwards the two got chippy, with Johnson becoming feisty.Draft Countdown

OT Matt McCants, U.A.B.

Notes from Senior Bowl practice:

U.A.B. OT Matt McCants is a very imposing figure on the field but the results weren’t always as impressive, with the Rattler blocker up and down all day. With that said McCants did have some very bright moments, showing great feet to protect the edge against Courtney Upshaw in 1-on-1’s and Melvin Ingram in the 11-on-11’s.Draft Countdown

LB Nigel Bradham, Florida St.

Notes from Senior Bowl practice:

It’s hard to believe the Senior Bowl has ever had a group of faster, more athletic linebackers. Zach Brown of North Carolina looked every bit the part of a first round pick in drills while Sean Spence of Miami (FL), Nigel Bradham of Florida St. and Keenan Robinson of Texas also looked extremely fluid. To call this group impressive would be an understatement.Draft Countdown

The practice notes of the offensive lineman we talked to are very unimpressive. Alameda Ta’amu looks like a solid prospect to be a nose tackle in our system.