Earlier this week, it was reported by Justin Melo of The Draft Wire that the Chargers recently held a private workout for wide receiver Juston Christian out of Marist (NY) University.
Marist WR Juston Christian had a private workout with the Los Angeles #Chargers today.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) April 11, 2019
Christian is a 6-foot-0, 188-pound senior who was a four-year starter for the Red Foxes in the Pioneer Football League. As a freshman in 2015, Christian led the FCS in yards per reception after he hauled 35 catches for 826 yards and six touchdowns (23.6 avg), including eight catches of 40+ yards and three touchdowns of at least 60 yards.
After being named to the All-PFL Second Team, he ended his career with three straight First Team All-PFL selections.
As a senior, Christian broke out in a big way, topping all of his career numbers, including his YPC average from 2015. He turned just 46 catches into 1,155 yards (25 ypc) and 15 touchdowns.
Juston Christian (slot right) pic.twitter.com/AYl8XkdZJg— NFL Draft Videos (@NFLDraftVideos) March 18, 2019
The Pioneer Football League is a Division I Non-Scholarship conference, which means the talent is closer to Division II so the competition gap is a real thing with Christian. However, my good friend Eric Saubert, a tight end from Drake University (where I played collegiately) was the most recent member of the PFL to get drafted. He is now the third-string tight end for the Atlanta Falcons.
So the chance is there for a a pedigree like Christian’s to succeed in the NFL. If anything, he is a priority UDFA for at least a few teams.