3 draft prospects that have legitimate ties to the Chargers

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Trey Dean, S, Florida

Trey Dean is not an early-round prospect like Addison but he is someone who might have an even better chance of being drafted by the LA Chargers because of his ties to the team. Not only does Dean have ties, though, he has the profile that Brandon Staley loves in a defensive back.

Like Addison, Dean has a connection with a coach on the staff. New defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley was Dean's primary recruiter at Alabama. Dean ultimately did not sign with Alabama but there is an obvious connection there that could translate to the draft process this year for the Bolts.

It is not going to take much convincing for Staley to fall in love with Dean as a prospect. He is a versatile, hard-hitting safety that can play all around the defense and is built to play in Staley's scheme. He is not without his flaws but his profile as a prospect lines up exactly with what the Chargers look for.

Throw in the fact that Dean was great in the Shrine Bowl and won defensive MVP and the Chargers taking him on day three might be a lock. The Chargers have historically valued events such as the Shrine Bowl and Senior Bowl and that only raises his stock.