3. Breiden Fehoko
Breiden Fehoko shined in HBO’s Hard Knocks as the show featured him leading the LA Chargers in the Haka. Just a few days after being in the spotlight, though, Fehoko failed to make the Chargers’ final roster and was included in the 26 players that were cut.
On the bright side, Fehoko is still going to be a part of the organization in some capacity. Fehoko tweeted #BoltUp on Sunday morning and Gilbert Manzano confirmed later that Fehoko was going to be on the Chargers’ practice squad.
Charger fans should be happy about this. Fehoko not only showed that he is someone who can be a leader on the football field but is a valuable asset to the Chargers that can actually help in an area of need.
The Chargers’ depth in the interior defensive line is not great, particularly if the team plans on toying with Jerry Tillery on the outside on certain downs. The team has solid veterans in Linval Joseph and Damion Square but is still thin.
This simply could have been the case of the Chargers running out of roster spots and Fehoko being the last one cut.
I am really high on Fehoko’s ceiling. While it won’t come right away, I really do think that he can be the undrafted free agent that we look back on from this year in three years as a great addition by Tom Telesco.
He has all the intangibles and certainly has NFL size. With some NFL-level coaching and development, Fehoko really could emerge as a near-every-down nose tackle. I am that high on him as an undrafted free agent.