Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will have a new starter at middle linebacker today. According to The Athletic’s Chargers beat reporter, Daniel Popper, second-year player out of West Virginia Kyzir White will get the nod:
Kyzir White officially starting at middle linebacker for the #Chargers.— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) September 8, 2019
The 2018 fourth-round pick brings a size and speed element to the middle of the Chargers defense that frankly no other player on the active roster is able to. This is a potentially exciting development as the Chargers continue their move toward a faster, more athletic defense with the likes of Drue Tranquill, Uchenna Nwosu, Nasir Adderley, Rayshawn Jenkins, and Adrian Phillips.
Even with their superstar do-it-all safety, Derwin James, sidelined for the majority of the season, the Chargers have a very exciting group of players behind their defensive line which is also exceptionally dynamic thanks to players like Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram, and rookie defensive tackle Jerry Tillery, all of whom should be putting the back-seven of the defense in position to make plays.