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Nasir Adderley is a perfect free safety for the Chargers

CHAPEL HILL, NC - SEPTEMBER 26: Nasir Adderley #22 of the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens tackles Mitch Trubisky #10 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Kenan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina won 41-14. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHAPEL HILL, NC - SEPTEMBER 26: Nasir Adderley #22 of the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens tackles Mitch Trubisky #10 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Kenan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina won 41-14. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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)

Nasir Adderley’s selection in the second round of the draft makes him another steal from Tom Telesco; and he’s everything the team has been missing…

The selection of Nasir Adderley with the 60th pick in the draft filled an immediate roster need at free safety for the Los Angeles Chargers. Much to the surprise of no one at this point, general manager Tom Telesco came up with a steal that provides both incredible value and immediate starting potential.

The former Delaware safety brings everything the Chargers have been missing at the free safety position; specifically, toughness, ball-tracking, and versatility. Here’s how he shines in each of those areas…

Toughness

Being a tough player means more than just making tackles and hitting hard; Adderley, while doing both of those things, shows tenacity and attitude when taking on run blockers. Whether it be a massive lineman or swift wide receiver, No. 23 is taking them on with a full head of steam. He meets them with full force, shoving and fighting through the whistle to make a play, and on many occasions continuing to try and push around players of all sizes. Adderley is a dog that doesn’t mind taking on bears, which is miles better than what was recently displayed at the free safety position.

Fans who would like to watch a highlight reel of a game from Adderley should watch his performance against Easton Stick and North Dakota State, a contest in which Delaware got absolutely destroyed but not because No. 23 played poorly.

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