Chargers Draft

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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Binjimen Victor, WR, Ohio State

Binjimen Victor is another player that the LA Chargers met at the East-West Shrine Bowl.

Victor’s arrival at Ohio State was highly anticipated, as he was one of the premier prospects in OSU’s 2016 recruiting class. According to every major prospect tracker, Victor was a high-end 4-star recruit.

Fast forward four years and Victor has failed to make a major mark upon the Ohio State program. His greatest year in terms of receiving was 545 yards in 2019. Even at a school as big and talented as Ohio State, those numbers are poor for a receiver hoping to be drafted into the NFL.

A large reason for his lack of production was his inability to create separation from corners. Victor plays with below-average functional strength and acceleration, which are vital to performing in the NFL.

Despite these deficiencies, Binjimen Victor has plenty of potential upside. Although his 4.6 40-yard dash time makes you think otherwise, Victor has good straight-line speed once he finishes accelerating and an ability to catch a deep ball, making him a good positional fit for the Chargers.

This straight-line speed led Victor to never have a season below 15 yards per catch in college. Furthermore, Victor had an incredibly high rate of touchdowns per catch with one score every 4.6 receptions.

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He has fairly good hands to go along with a large wingspan of nearly 82 inches. If Victor can add some lower-body strength to improve his acceleration, he could become a decent option as a deep receiver and an excellent choice in the seventh round for the Los Angeles Chargers.

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