Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade sixth-round selection: Darius Philon (2015)
- Honorable mention: Sam Tevi
The sixth round has also not been that good to the Chargers as it has failed to produce any notable standouts worth getting excited about. However, in 2015, the team did get a defensive tackle that would eventually become an important rotational piece on the defensive line.
Philon did not produce much in his first two seasons with the Chargers but in 2017 and 2018 he saw more defensive snaps, had a combined 8.5 sacks and was a serviceable defensive tackle.
He has not played in the league since and the only other player that compares in terms of overall production and seasons is Sam Tevi, who has been part of the Chargers’ O-line problem.
Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade seventh-round selection: Justin Jackson (2018)
- Honorable mention: Isaac Rochell
Just like Desmond King, Justin Jackson‘s best moment as a Charger thus far came against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in that very same game. With both Melvin Gordon out of action and Austin Ekeler failing to get anything going in the first half, the Chargers turned to Jackson, who produced 63 crucial yards in only eight carries.
Overall, his numbers are not that impressive, as he has just over 400 career rushing yards, but that one performance helped him become a household name for Charger fans and with Gordon now on the Denver Broncos, he is going to get a bigger workload as the team’s second back.
Based on what we have seen and Jackson’s career 5.1 yards per attempt, I think it is safe to say that he is a solid seventh-round selection that hasn’t even made his full impact yet.