Chargers Draft

4 hometown draft prospect the LA Chargers could draft

By Hans Themistode
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4. S - Isaiah Pola-Mao, UCLA

Does Isaiah Pola-Mao’s name sound familiar? It should. The safety out of USC is related to Hall of Famer Troy Polamalu. We won’t go as far as to say he’s going to be just like him, but he clearly has some of his traits.

Whether he was put in man coverage or nickel, Pola-Mao shined on the field. He’s physical and loves laying out receivers with his huge hits. He also has great tackling technique. In two of his final three seasons, he registered over 40 tackles.

For Pola-Mao, it isn't simply about making sure the ball isn’t lofted over his head and giving additional coverage all over the field. He also has a tendency to find the football. During his sophomore season, he snagged four interceptions. And while he didn't grab any this year, he has the potential to be a game-changer if he’s in the right situation.

The Chargers won’t have to use their day one pick on him but they shouldn’t allow him to slip too far or someone else will see his mouthwatering talent and grab him without hesitation.

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