Chargers Draft

Ranking the top five biggest draft steals for the Chargers since 2010

A sensational route running technician, Keenan Allen (13) is one of the most consistent players in the NFL since 2017.
A sensational route running technician, Keenan Allen (13) is one of the most consistent players in the NFL since 2017. / Kevork Djansezian/GettyImages
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Rayshawn Jenkins, DeVante Parker
A feisty defender, Rayshawn Jenkins (23) started 31 games in his final two seasons with the Bolts. / Mark Brown/GettyImages

Chargers no. 4 draft steal: Rayshawn Jenkins, safety (fourth round, 2017)

Another fourth-round product, Jenkins had a big role in the secondary his last two seasons in Los Angeles. After only starting one game in his first two years following his time at the University of Miami (FL), the strong safety would go on to start 31 games in 2019 and 2020 combined.

The latter was his best season as a Bolt with the safety posting a mark of 84 combined tackles, two interceptions and one quarterback sack. It is also worth noting that Jenkins started both playoff games he appeared in 2018 and has been a regular starter in the NFL since then. 

The Chargers and the former Miami Hurricane parted ways after the 2020 season, he still has been posting solid numbers in the league. A Jacksonville Jaguar in 2021, Jenkins was fourth on the team in total stops with 73 and started 14 games for the lowly Jags.

One of the more consistent players in the last five seasons in the Bolts' secondary, Jenkins did have his flare-ups from time to time but he has proven his worth as a starting defensive back in the NFL as he enters his late 20s. This upcoming season he is slated as the starting safety again for Jacksonville over the likes of Andre Cisco and Daniel Thomas. 

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