With the fifth round compensatory pick the Chargers received this offseason, they have selected Linebacker Jatavis Brown out of Akron. A three year starter, he had a lot of success in the Will linebacker spot racking up 41.5 tackles for loss, 18 sacks and 10 forced fumbles.
A new Charger may have a career lined up after football, if he's able to predict things like this...
Be on the look out for Jatavis Brown young man can play ball!!— Travis Benjamin (@TravisBenjamin3) April 30, 2016
After the pick was made, San Diego Union Tribune's Kevin Acee had this to say
#Chargers say Jatavis Brown is an inside linebacker. Really building depth there.— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) April 30, 2016
If this is the case, that would mean they have drafted two depth ILB's back to back with Perry and Brown. A weakness could easily have become a strength if these guys can live up to what they produced in college. Not to mention, he adds a ton of value to our Special Teams as he should excel in this area. There are some out there who feel his athletic testing numbers indicate he could make a transition to safety, but it doesn't appear that is currently in the Chargers' plans.
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