Chargers Draft

3 late-round Chargers draft targets with the highest potential

By Ben Knudson
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Tyler Allgeier
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2. Tyler Allgeier, RB, BYU

Speaking of instant-impact special teams players....And before any Chargers fans get upset at me for thinking the Chargers should draft yet another running back, I'll have you know that Tyler Allgeier was a former linebacker before becoming a super star running back for BYU.

If you're unconvinced about Allgeier's versatility as a linebacker, just go look at his forced fumble versus Arizona State in 2021. You read that right. Allgeier saved a pick-six that would have given Arizona State a lead heading into the fourth quarter by chasing down the defender and punching the football loose, giving the ball back to BYU.

Allgeier wasn't just good for a few highlights throughout his career, he 3,000 yards from scrimmage and 36 touchdowns in his final two seasons at BYU. Over half of these yards came after contact as well.

With only one season of more than 200 carries in his career, Allgeier still has fresh legs and could immediately challenge as the number two running back on the Chargers depth chart. If he's available in rounds 5-7, don't be surprised if Tom Telesco selects the San Bernardino County native.

The Chargers are in dire need of a consistent backup to Austin Ekeler due to the unfortunate injuries the Northwestern product has sustained throughout his rookie contract.