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Chargers: Grades for every player through four games

By Tyler Schoon
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Phillips #31, Damion Square #71 and Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk down the tunnel to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Phillips #31, Damion Square #71 and Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk down the tunnel to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 29: Jerry Tillery #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during pregame warm ups prior to the start of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 29: Jerry Tillery #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during pregame warm ups prior to the start of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Chargers grades:

Justin Jones

PFF Grade: 59.4 overall, 56.2 run defense, 62.3 pass rush

Stats: Four solo tackles, no sacks, one forced fumble, three stops, seven hurries, eight total pressures

Grade: C-

Jerry Tillery

PFF Grade: 43.8 overall, 51.5 run defense, 50.6 pass rush

Stats: Two solo tackles, 0.5 sacks, one stop, two hurries, three total pressures

Not only did the Chargers not take a tackle, they also took a defensive tackle who is struggling thus far.

Now, struggling right now is fine. The Chargers took Tillery to get after guys like Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady, the former of which they won’t face until mid-November. It’s just hard to get excited about someone who looks beaten on nearly every snap, playing between Bosa and Ingram of all people. Numbers don’t usually pop for defensive tackles, but his totals so far are disappointin nonetheless.

Grade: D+

Brandon Mebane

PFF Grade: 62.6 overall, 61.2 run defense, 63.9 pass rush

Stats: Eight solo tackles, one sack, six stops, three hurries, five total pressures

Mebane has the highest overall, run defense, and pass rush grade of all the main interior defensive linemen with the Chargers thus far. Though it may not be worth the contract he’s earning, the Chargers are at least not suffering with him out there.

Grade: C+

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