Chargers wrap up draft by taking Emeke Egbule, Cortez Broughton

The Los Angeles Chargers rounded out their 2019 draft class by adding two more defensive players.

In the sixth round, the Chargers selected linebacker Emeke Egbule out of Houston. Egbule is an active linebacker who will play on the edge as a backup to Melvin Ingram and Uchenna Nwosu. Basically, he will be replacing the role that Kyle Emanuel, who has since retired, filled.

He will be a guy who can come in as part of some sub packages and do everything from rush the passer to drop back into throwing lanes in the passing game. He is a little inconsistent but can add a spark in small spurts. Overall, he may be a better selection that Drue Tranquill, who the team took in the fourth round.

With their final pick of the draft, the Chargers took Cortez Broughton, a defensive tackle out of Cincinnati. It’s hard to assess Broughton’s college career as he played under a different defensive line coach pretty much every year he was there. But in 2018, he exploded with 7.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss.

He has a high motor but is not the biggest guy for his position. His senior season last year does make him an enticing prospect, however, and if the coaching staff can get the most out of him, he should be able to add something to the defensive line.

He joins Jerry Tillery as the second defensive tackle drafted by the Chargers so the team did shore up that position in this draft. However, the team has yet to get a punter. They Chargers will need to find one as an undrafted rookie unless Tom Telesco has something else up his sleeve.