The frenzy that follows the closing of the NFL Draft is sometimes the most exciting part of the last day of the draft.
Hundreds of prospects who didn’t get drafted are immediately all up for grabs by all 32 teams at once. Not one at a time, but every single team is allowed to contact each of them all that the same time.
There are always gems to be found in the undrafted free agent pool, and the Chargers have a fantastic history of doing just that. In fact, the 22 straight seasons that an UDFA has made the (first) 53 man roster at the start of the season is the best streak in the league.
This year the Chargers were able to agree to terms with 19 UDFAs, 9 on offense, 9 on defense, and a Punter:
- Chris Brown, G, USC
- Eurndraus Bryant, NT, NC State
- Black Camper, T, South Carolina
- Josh Corcoran, LB, Northern Illinois
- Jeremy Cox, RB, Old Dominion
- Kemon Hall, CB, North Texas
- Daniel Helm, TE, Duke
- Reggie Howard, DT, Toledo
- Bradford Lemmons, CB, Furman
- Koda Martin, G, Syracuse
- Jason Moore, WR, Findlay
- Tyler Newsome, P, Notre Dame
- Chris Peace, DE, Virginia
- Rodney Randle, DB, Lamar
- Matt Sokol, TE, Michigan State
- Roderic Teamer, S, Tulane
- Trevion Thompson, WR, Clemson
- Tanner Volson, C, North Dakota State
- Elijah Zeise, LB, Pittsburgh
As we dive into the list there will be a better idea of who might be leading the pack on paper at who has the best chance of being part of the 23rd straight year of finding a diamond in the rough.
But at first glance, I think TE Daniel Helm from Duke has a chance with the need at TE and the fact that his scouting report tells a story a TE who can hold his own as a receiver and a blocker. Time will tell.