Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: 10 sleeper draft prospects that fit the team

MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 30: Lamical Perine #2 of the Florida Gators runs with the ball in the second half the Capital One Orange Bowl against the at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 30: Lamical Perine #2 of the Florida Gators runs with the ball in the second half the Capital One Orange Bowl against the at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

DL Tyler Clark, Georgia

Like the previously mentioned Dotson, Tyler Clark also wasn’t invited combine. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, he won’t get a Pro Day either. It’s unfortunate that so many prospects won’t get the chance to make their lasting impressions on scouts and general managers.

Clark is low mostly because he’s not an elite athlete. He was more of a field general at defensive line for the Georgia defensive line as opposed to someone who was getting sacks constantly. However, if we’re already in the sixth and seventh round, Clark isn’t a bad depth piece to put in training camp to compete for a spot.

Consistency is another issue for Clark. Some games he’s able to terrorize quarterbacks and opposing rusher, and some games he’ll frankly disappear.  Deep in the draft though, it’s hard to find a tackle that does have some of the intangibles he does between the fifth and seventh rounds. He’d fit well with the Chargers in an environment where he has to compete. His swim move, in particular, is daunting.

After watching the tape and doing some research, these are the 10 guys that could make a difference for the Chargers right now, even if some of them do have lower draft stock. As we get closer to the draft, there probably will be more sleepers that pop off on tape that I may write about.

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Offensive weapons like Taumoepeau, Perine, Claypool, Taylor, and Duvernay are guys who can make a real difference in the pro offenses they come into right now, even if it’s something as subtle as blocking or short-yardage situations. Quarterman and Phillips are two linebacker prospects that are really athletically gifted, especially when it comes to tackling. Clark, Dotson, and Elliott can help the Chargers in big ways when it comes to winning in the trenches.

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