LA Chargers draft replacement for Rayshawn Jenkins: Hamsah Nasirildeen
Hamsah Nasirildeen is an interesting prospect who flashed when healthy while at Florida State. He brings excellent size and athleticism. Listed at 6’3 and 213 pounds, Nasirildeen showed his ability to be a physical football player.
Another versatile defender who can play several different positions, he’s looked at by some as a positionless player. He can cover tight ends and running backs. He took snaps at as a single high safety, slot safety, and seen some snaps in the box.
He’s not the most effective Blitzer when asked to do so. For a man of his size, he covers ground quickly. He takes good angles when pursuing the football.
In addition, his ball skills must improve. He has the tendency of being late to attack the football in the air. As a run defender, he’s able to read and react quickly and he has a quick trigger. He’s not afraid to come downhill and tackle ball carriers.
His ability to change direction and transition is fantastic. Health is a major concern for Nasirildeen. He tore his ACL in 2019 and appeared in two games in 2020.
He was able to bounce back and practice during senior bowl week, where he looked good. If available, he’s an intriguing day two or day three prospect.
With his blend of size, athleticism, and versatility, Staley should be able to find some sort of a subpackage role for him on the LA Chargers.