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Chargers have signed all but one of their 2018 draft picks

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 05: Florida State defensive back Derwin James (DB57) during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 05: Florida State defensive back Derwin James (DB57) during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers only have one man left to sign..

The 2018 NFL Draft ended a few weeks ago and rookie minicamp kicked off Friday. The Chargers have gotten six of their seven draft picks under contract.

Second-rounder Uchenna Nwosu, third-rounder Justin Jones, fourth-rounder Kyzir White, fifth-rounder Scott Quessenberry, sixth-rounder Dylan Cantrell and seventh-rounder Justin Jackson all signed their respective four-year deals.

The only draft pick that remains unsigned is first-round safety Derwin James, who somehow fell all the way to No. 17 overall to the Chargers. However, no need to panic just yet, because only seven first-rounders (Colts’ Quenton Nelson, Cardinals’ Josh Rosen, Redskins’ Da’Ron Payne, Saints’ Marcus Davenport, Bills’ Tremaine Edmunds, Cowboys’ Leighton Vander Esch and Lions’ Frank Ragnow) have signed rookie deals.

Not only that, but James reported to the team’s rookie minicamp, which is a good sign. But as Chargers fans, we know that signing draft picks will always be a bigger story because of the whole Joey Bosa contract fiasco. I don’t see that happening again, but it’s best to get the former Florida State Seminole signed sooner than later. I mean, he’s already one of Pro Football Focus’ top candidates for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

In other news, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn is a college graduate! According to ESPN’s Eric D. Williams, the 49-year-old Lynn received his bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies from UNLV. Lynn, who played in the NFL before getting into coaching in 2000, will be in his second year as the Chargers’ head coach. He led the Chargers to a 9-7 record in 2017.

Congrats, coach!

That’s our coach! ?? pic.twitter.com/Vnz2CSRW7d

— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) May 12, 2018

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