Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers: Grades for all seven draft picks

IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Easton Stick #12 of the North Dakota State Bisons celebrates with fans after the upset over the Iowa Hawkeyes on September 17, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Easton Stick #12 of the North Dakota State Bisons celebrates with fans after the upset over the Iowa Hawkeyes on September 17, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
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CHAPEL HILL, NC – SEPTEMBER 26: Blaine Woodson #73 and Nasir Adderley #23 of the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens tackle Brandon Fritts #82 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Kenan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHAPEL HILL, NC – SEPTEMBER 26: Blaine Woodson #73 and Nasir Adderley #23 of the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens tackle Brandon Fritts #82 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Kenan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Chargers select FS Nasir Adderley in the second round

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Many expected the Chargers to go offensive or defensive line with their first selection, believing the team could get a good free safety in the second round based on the depth of the draft. No one, however, expected Adderley, a popular first round projection to the Chargers, to be there at the 60th selection. And fans couldn’t be happier.

There was a clear and obvious deficiency at the free safety position last year, with Jahleel Addae manning a spot he really shouldn’t have been in, which ultimately cost the former undrafted free agent his job. Fans pounded the table for the Chargers to fork over tens of millions of dollars for an aging, injured safety like Earl Thomas, or to misuse someone like Eric Berry and stick him in center field. This is why patience is key, and that free agency reactions need to be tempered until the full picture is known.

The Chargers land what many felt was the best pure free safety in the draft, a player who immediately has Pro-Bowl potential on one of the NFL’s most stacked defenses with arguably the best position coach in the league, Ron Milus.

Hey @chargers you are getting a great one!

So many HIGHLIGHTS from @delawarefb's Nasir Adderley#CAAFB pic.twitter.com/Wp9uGFIUDn

— CAA Football (@CAAFootball) April 27, 2019

Adderley also has experience returning kicks, which to me helps with one of two things. One, if Desmond King were to ever get hurt, Adderley could step in without the team reverting back to Travis Benjamin to do so. Secondly, it will make him an explosive player with the ball in his hands following an interception, something King has shown to be with multiple pick-and-scores in his career.

This is by far Telesco’s best selection in the draft, taking an already great player and amplifying it with the massive value of taking him in the second.

Draft Grade: A

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