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Bolt Beat Monday Mailbag: Chargers’ combine draft rumors

WACO, TX - OCTOBER 28: Malik Jefferson
WACO, TX - OCTOBER 28: Malik Jefferson
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Question 1: Any rumors you heard about what players Chargers are looking at in the combine? 

-Pistolsel

As of the time of writing this, here are some notable prospects the Chargers have either shown interest in or are rumored to have interest in:

  • Mason Rudolph, Quarterback, Oklahoma State
  • Kyle Lauletta, Quarterback, Richmond
  • Riley Ferguson, Quarterback, Memphis
  • Eddy Pineiro, Kicker, Florida
  • Malik Jefferson, Linebacker, Texas

A few more that have been mentioned:

The Chargers had draft talks with RB Akrum Wadley from Iowa and guards Scott Quessenberry (David Quessenberry's brother) from UCLA and Texas El Paso guard Will Hernandez.

— Sam Kweon (@SamKweonWriter) January 26, 2018

It’s interesting to see the Chargers taking a good look at quarterbacks not necessarily slated to go in the first round, or even the second. That’s good news for fans of the Bolts that want the position addressed on day twi of the NFL Draft, rather than “waste” the 17th overall pick on a quarterback of the future.

Good to see them interested in a kicker, especially one who made 94.4 percent of his attempts last season. Not that college accuracy always translates well to the NFL; Younghoe Koo made 96.6 percent of his field goals on more attempts, and we all know how that played out.

With Ohio State’s Billy Price suffering a partial pectoral tear, prospects behind him like the aforementioned Will Hernandez likely move further up the draft. I don’t think there’s a chance Hernandez slides to the Chargers in the second round.

Would you feel comfortable with the Chargers taking him at 17? Let me know below.

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