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With the 45th pick, the LA Chargers select…

806. . EDGE. Jayson Oweh. 45

There’s a lot of ways the second-round pick can go, but the best value here is probably interior offensive line or edge. Jayson Oweh is a risky pick to some degree with his lack of playing time in college. That being said, it’s more of a risk in the first round than on Day 2.

Oweh has great speed and release coming off the edge. In terms of NFL fit, he probably projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker. With the hiring of Brandon Staley, that’s exactly the type of edge rusher the Chargers may be looking for.

He is a developmental prospect, but not in the same way that Trey Pipkins was for the Chargers a few years ago. We’ve seen Oweh face off against some top tier offensive lines and do well in his reps.

His “developmental” label has more to do with him growing into his 6’5″ frame than his actual play. Oweh is a redshirt sophomore that knows there will be a lot of interest in him based on potential.

Danielle Hunter is the comp for Oweh. Where he lands in the draft depends on what teams think about him reaching that level of pass rushing potential. If the Chargers go out and sign someone like Leonard Floyd, Oweh is an intriguing pass rusher that can play at his own pace.