3. Donald Parham
This might be the last name you were expecting to see on this list. In fact, there might be a good number of people who don’t even know who Donald Parham is.
While the move has not yet been made official by the Chargers, Parham’s XFL team, the Dallas Renegades, sent out a congratulatory tweet about Parham signing with the Chargers, so barring a failed physical or anything of that nature, Parham should be a Charger.
What makes Parham so interesting? Every year on ‘Hard Knocks’ there are a few players that have the built-in storyline of whether or not they are going to be cut and Parham is naturally going to be one of those guys in a deep tight end position group.
Just on paper, he is worth keeping, so his performance during training camp and in the preseason is going to be huge. Parham is a great pass-catching tight end who stands at 6’7″ and has shades of Antonio Gates’ basketball footwork and vertical.
Parham has such a good underdog story as well. Parham went to Stetson, put up monster numbers and then went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft. He signed with the Detroit Lions, was waived, was signed by the Washington Redskins, was waived again and signed to their practice squad before being released five days later.
Parham might just be a depth tight end, but he has a lot of potential to thrive in the Chargers’ offense and make the team.