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Los Angeles Chargers Given B+ for Undrafted Free Agent Class

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Following the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft, every team in the league signed a haul of undrafted free agents. While the undrafted free agent class is rarely as important as the draft class, there are almost always a few gems. Chargers fans, in particular, know just how big of an impact an undrafted free agent can make having watched the career of Antonio Gates and to a lesser degree that of Malcom Floyd.

Bleacher Report released their rankings of all 32 undrafted free agent classes. The Chargers received a respectable B+. The player given the best chance of cracking Los Angeles’ 53-man roster was kicker Younghoe Koo:

“To get a chance, this opportunity, to showcase what I can do on a NFL team, it’s a dream come true,” he said. “I’ve been waiting for this moment since I was young, just picturing it. For me to be on a team and be able to kick in front of the coaches. … I can’t ask for anything more than that.”

He would have to beat out Josh Lambo to make the team, but he certainly has a very real chance to do just that. Other names that B/R highlighted included players with an opportunity to stand out on special teams:

Whether it's Andre Patton of Rutgers, Ohio State's Dontre Wilson or Clemson's Artavis Scott, the Bolts loaded up on players with the speed and athleticism to help out on kick coverage or make some hay in the return game.

Looking at the rest of the AFC West, the Denver Broncos received a B, the Kansas City Chiefs got a B-, and the Oakland Raiders matched the Chargers with a B+.