Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: 5 predictions for day 3 you can take to the bank

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 30: Offensive Lineman Drake Jackson #76 from Kentucky of the American Team during the 2021 Resse's Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama on January 30, 2021 in Mobile, Alabama. The National Team defeated the American Team 27-24. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 30: Offensive Lineman Drake Jackson #76 from Kentucky of the American Team during the 2021 Resse's Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama on January 30, 2021 in Mobile, Alabama. The National Team defeated the American Team 27-24. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. The LA Chargers take a safety in the fourth round (bonus points if it’s Hamsah Nasirildeen)

There are multiple positions that the LA Chargers could pick with the fourth-round pick. When the dust settles, it appears likely that the Chargers will be calling the name of a safety when they are on the board for the first time on Saturday.

Yes, the Chargers already addressed the secondary but there is more work to be done. The safety position is pivotal as the team moves to Staley’s split zone coverage and getting a solid third safety is going to do wonders for the defense.

Three of the four picks have been offense so it almost feels like a guarantee that the Chargers will go defense in the fourth round. Edge rusher is another option, but there are several options that the team could go with (including someone who I am predicting will fall to the Chargers in the fifth round).

Someone that I would keep an eye on is Florida State’s Hamsah Nasirildeen. This would be the third Florida State Seminole on the Chargers defense and he would be joining Asante Samuel Jr. as the rookie Seminoles in LA.

Nasirildeen is a fun prospect because of his versatility. He is not the most polished prospect and is going to need some NFL coaching, but he is a fantastic tackler and is going to likely be used primarily in the box or line of scrimmage.

The hope is that Nasir Adderley will get better in coverage and the Bolts could get another Swiss Army Knife in Nasirildeen that has some room to grow in coverage, but is exciting.

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