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3 NFL Draft prospects who can replace Kyzir White on the Chargers

By Ben Knudson
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2. Troy Andersen, Montana State

Troy Andersen may be the most gifted athlete in the 2022 NFL Draft. Standing at 6'3.5'', weighing in at 243 pounds and running a 4.42 40 yard dash, Andersen showed GMs that he wasn't just a great athlete for the FCS level in the Big Sky Conference.

Andersen recorded about every statistic possible during his college career. During his freshman season in Bozeman, he started at running back, earning the Big Sky Freshman of the Year Award. In his 2018 season, he was on the Big Sky All-Conference First Team... as a quarterback. He even punted the ball 4 times that season. After 2018, he became a full-time linebacker.

The FCS All American had the ran the Bobcats defense for two full seasons. He recorded 83 solo tackles and 14 tackles for loss during his senior season. His coverage skills were adequate as well, recording 2 interceptions and 7 pass breakups.

Andersen would be a project if the Chargers were to draft him. He is somewhat inexperienced at the linebacker position, playing only two seasons from that spot, but his physical tools are so promising that picking him on day two should be a no-brainer. The jump from FCS football to the NFL is one that typically takes some time, but could pay off well for the Bolts.