NFL Draft – Forecasting Future San Diego Chargers : Strong Safety

By Paul Maland
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Erick Dargan : Strong Safety – Oregon

Dargan flat out knows how to get to the ball. He has 6 interceptions this season alongside 5 pass deflections and 82 tackles. He stands at 5’11” and 210 lbs. He knows how to lower the boom, but also is a decent form tackler. In his time at Oregon he has hovered around as a hybrid safety-linebacker. Interesting to see how his position translates to the NFL. His stock is on the rise after a successful 2014 campaign, and is evaluated early to go near the 4th round. I don’t that x-factor flash that some safeties bring, but his production is hard to argue.

Nov 1, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (14) watches as Oregon Ducks defensive back Erick Dargan (4) catches an interception in the second half against the Stanford Cardinal at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports