Fourth round, No. 130 overall: Will Harris, S, Boston College
The Chargers would love for Alabama’s Deionte Thompson to still be on the board, but since he probably won’t, the team goes with Will Harris out of Boston College.
Harris likely has a fifth or even sixth-round grade on him from many draft analysts but he is an athletic guy who ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the combine and could potentially line up at either safety spot.
The Chargers have a guy in Derwin James who could potentially become best safety in the NFL year in and year out, but they have a lot of question marks aside from him at the position. The combination of Adrian Phillips, Rayshawn Jenkins and Jaylen Watkins will get the shot to help James out and that trio should suffice.
However, more youth and depth isn’t going to hurt anything and Telesco will reach a little for Harris in this scenario. Harris will, at the very least, become a solid special teams contributor and could follow in the footsteps of Phillips in terms of moving up the depth chart and eventually earning a shot.
Harris was a starter for most of his freshman season at Boston College and held that spot throughout his college career, finishing with 225 total tackles and five interceptions.
There is potential here and the Chargers should try to tap into it.