Former San Diego Chargers starting DE Kendall Reyes will be signing with the Washington Redskins. Reyes showed potential to be a solid pass rusher, but when he finally got the opportunity to start, he faded away and never was able to live up to that potential. He was terrible against the run and will be hoping that he can produce on a new roster in a different system.
The Chargers have added Brandon Mebane in free agency to bolster the defensive front. Hopefully the team is still not done at adding talent up front on that defensive front. At this point, the starting defensive line has Corey Liuget and Brandon Mebane on it, but nobody is locking down that other defensive end position. DeForest Buckner would be a perfect fit for that spot if the team were to take him with the number 3 selection. We have not had that type of talent up front on the defensive line in a long time and it would be nice to see that type of meat up there.
If the Chargers went a different direction in the draft, then the team would likely have Ricardo Mathews or Sean Lissemore taking the starting defensive end spot on the 3-4 defense. Let’s just hope that they find some other talent to add to this front. There are plenty of players that the Chargers can still pursue in free agency that would help with the depth up front.