Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers 2018 NFL draft grades

LA Chargers "Pick is In" during the 2018 NFL Draft (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
LA Chargers "Pick is In" during the 2018 NFL Draft (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Fourth Round, No. 119 overall: Kyzir White, Safety, West Virginia

Kyzir White is likely coming aboard to play a safety-linebacker hybrid position for the Chargers. He was listed at safety on most sites but was announced as a linebacker on draft day.

In the fourth round, this is great value. White brings speed and toughness to the defense as a downhill defender. He can come into the game as part of some of Bradley’s sub packages so the team can get a better defensive matchup.

But he’ll also be able to come in and aid the run defense, playing closer to the line of scrimmage in certain formations. He’s a reliable tackler who will attack the offense. His ability to slow down the running game makes him a better pick that Nwosu, at least for me.

Grade: B+

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Fifth Round, No. 155 overall: Scott Quessenberry, C, UCLA

Telesco chose a player from USC, so he figured he better get one from UCLA too. Scott Quessenberry, a center, was the first offensive player the team selected in the draft, which isn’t a bad thing as it shows the confidence the team has in its offense.

The Chargers signed Mike Pouncey as a free agent during the offseason and as good as he’s been throughout his career, he has missed time due to injury. Quessenberry has experience as center and a guard, so his versatility gives him a chance to make the team as a reserve offensive lineman.

At worst, he’s a player with plenty of upside the team can place on its practice squad.

Grade: B

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