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LA Chargers: Potential late-round gems that have met with the Chargers

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 14: Binjimen Victor #9 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers during the second quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 14: Binjimen Victor #9 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers during the second quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Since the East-West Shrine Bowl, the LA Chargers have been meeting with prospects that they might have an interest in drafting. Several of these players that the Chargers might select look like potential late-round gems.

With the 2020 NFL Draft occurring this month, the LA Chargers have been busy completing their evaluations of prospects through meetings over Facetime. The Chargers have also completed many in-person interviews at the East-West Shrine Bowl and at the NFL Combine.

While the implications of these interviews can be overblown, three out of the seven players the Chargers selected in the 2019 NFL Draft were interviewed by the team before they were selected (Nasir Adderley, Trey Pipkins, and Easton Stick).

By simple observation, this seems to indicate that the Chargers either interview players that they are interested in, or they may be more inclined to draft players that impress them at their interviews.

If that trend continues, then it is worthwhile to examine the players that the Chargers are interviewing this year in the lead-up to the draft.

So far, the Chargers have completed most of their interviews at the East-West Shrine Bowl, with some more high-profile interviews at the Combine with players such as Jordan Love and Zack Moss. Now, they are on to conducting private interviews with more players of interest such as Justin Herbert.

While many of the Chargers’ interviews have not yet occurred, they have already met with several players who may be late-round gems at positions of need. Here are four, in particular, that could be steals in the later rounds of the draft.

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