Sleeper Players That the Chargers Should Consider

Jordan Matthews(WR - Vanderbilt) - 6'3, 210 pounds, and 4.46 40 time. Projected to go in the 2nd round.

The main knock on Matthews is that he lacks the speed to separate from corners. But does it really matter if Matthews isn't all that fast? This Charger team isn't really seeking to score points in a hurry. As evident from last year, the Chargers are more than comfortable just controlling the time of possession as they slowly but surely make their way up the field en route to scoring a touchdown or a field goal. This guy can catch almost anything in his radius and is a very solid route runner so I think that Matthews will be a great guy to throw to when the Chargers need a first down. Expect him to start alongside Keenan Allen to form a very solid receiver corps with Royal, Inman(?), and Brown.

Devin Street(WR - Pittsburgh) - 6'3, 198 pounds, and a 4.5 40 time. Street ran a 4.55 at the Combine. Projected to go in the 4th or 5th round.

Like Matthews, the main knock on Street is that he doesn't have top-end speed. While everyone is aboard the Cody Latimer hype train, I would much rather draft Street in the 4th round or 5th round instead of drafting Latimer in the 3rd round.

Jordan Zumwalt (OLB - UCLA) - 6'4, 235 pounds, and a 4.76 40 time at the Combine. Projected to go in the 3rd or 4th round.

He's projected to be an OLB, but he played mostly ILB in UCLA's 3-4 scheme. He is very versatile(dropped into coverage and also was used to blitz) and can play all 4 linebacker spots. Along with versatile, another word to describe him would be ferocious. He uses this ferociousness along with his high motor to punish opposing players with hard hits. I'm sure that John Pagano would love to have a player who is as physical as Zumwalt.

Zumwalt also really, really, really wants to play for the Chargers. Check the podcast below and you'll see what I mean.

Antone Exum (CB - Virginia Tech) - 6'0, 213 pounds, and ran a 4.59 40 time. Projected to go in the 5th round.

If the Chargers can get Exum in the 5th round, I think that this would be a very good pick for the Chargers. Exum won't have an immediate impact, but I think he has the skills to one day become a solid cornerback. And besides, he's from Virginia Tech. For a defensive back, this is the equivalent of saying that you graduated from an Ivy League school.

(Virginia Tech is sometimes called Defensive Back University. Notable players VT has produced are DeAngelo Hall, Brandon Flowers, Kam Chancellor, and Kyle Fuller)

This FanPost was written by a member of the Bolts From The Blue community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Bolts From The Blue editors or SB Nation.

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