Jerry Tillery NFL Draft 2019: Scouting Report for Los Angeles Chargers' Pick - Matt Miller
—Still has room to grow, physically and in terms of technique; has a body that could easily add 15 pounds and still has room in his game to add more pass-rushing moves and more of a fight when the offense runs the ball. Will get a developmental label from some teams, but he offers immediate play potential.
Analysis of the Chargers selecting DT Jerry Tillery No. 28 overall - Gavino Borquez
The best thing about his game is that when he rushes from the interior, he’s able to push the pocket effectively with his pure strength, which is something the Chargers want in their defensive tackles to get after the quarterback or defend the run.
Mel Kiper's Round 1 winners, head-scratching picks from the 2019 NFL draft - Mel Kiper Jr.
I see what the Chargers are doing here. Their biggest need is at defensive tackle, and they felt as if there might not be a guy they like left in Round 2. So they reached for Tillery, whom I had No. 56 overall, behind two other interior players in Khalen Saunders and Dre'Mont Jones. Again, I see the fit, but this is about value. Tillery is a talented but inconsistent player. He also has a torn labrum and could miss some time in training camp.
2019 NFL Mock Draft (Round 2) - Raju Byfield
60th overall – Los Angeles Chargers – Mack Wilson (MLB – Alabama)
With the exciting Jerry Tillery already on board, the Chargers decide to take a chance on the hard-hitting Mack Wilson. He has a lot of room to grow but fits the mold of what the Chargers are looking for in a linebacker.
The best picks from Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft - Michael Renner
Tillery was tied with Quinnen Williams for the highest pass-rushing grade among interior defenders in all of college football last season. What is even more intriguing is that Tillery led all interior defenders in pass-rushing grades on screens last year. Pair his length and athleticism on stunts with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram on the outside, and you’ve got a deadly third-down package.
NFL Round 1 Wrapup: QBs Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones go in top-10 – Dane Brugler
Based just on talent, Tillery is arguably a top-10 player in this class with his ability to use his hands with length and power. He can sidestep blockers, chase down ballcarriers and be disruptive. But his effort was inconsistent and the main concern from teams was his dedication — where does football show on his priority list? The Chargers obviously feel comfortable with his football character.
Chargers opt for defense in first round with Jerry Tillery — now how about Josh Rosen? – Rich Hammond
The Chargers’ next pick is No. 60, which is late in Friday’s second round. They also hold No. 91, late in the third round. The great unknown will be what it would take for the Cardinals to part with Rosen. The Chargers, at least, should sniff around and see if a potential franchise quarterback could be had for one of those selections.
Los Angeles Chargers' 2019 draft: Analysis for every pick - Eric D. Williams
Tillery suffered a torn labrum in a shoulder during his final season at Notre Dame that required surgery. However, Tillery said his rehab is ahead of schedule and he's hopeful the injury will heal in time for him to participate in training camp at the end of July. "I"ve been told four months from March 6, when I had my surgery, I'll be cleared for full contact," Tillery said.
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