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.
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.