The Los Angeles Chargers found a safety to pair with Derwin James, and the rest of the league should be on notice.
Nasir Adderley was chosen with the No. 60 overall pick of the draft, solidifying another need just as the selection of Jerry Tillery did in the first round.
Adderley, who is related to former NFL player and Super Bowl champion Herb Adderley, is a rangy safety with fluid hips and good ball skills. He played both cornerback and safety and will give the back end of the Chargers’ defense a brand new dimension.
He played at Delaware so the lack of great competition will be a concern, but he has the athleticism and ball-hawking ability to make plays all over the field. The Chargers will be able to move him all over the field, even into the slot if need be.
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The team already had one of the best secondaries in football with guys like James and Casey Hayward there and this is the kind of move the team needed to put it over the top. Tom Telesco has focused on needs in this draft on the defensive side of the ball, similar to his approach last year.
If he can land an offensive tackle in the next round, this will be an A+ draft.
Adderley was a perfect pick in this spot and seeing that the Chargers now have he and Tillery to go with what they already had on defense, teams are going to start to wonder how much success they can have against the Bolts.