The Chargers signed a grand total of 19 undrafted free agents over the weekend and, in normal Chargers fashion, they got guys who fit their team instead of going after any of the notable names who failed to get drafted.
I personally did not know any of the undrafted free agent signed apart from Tulane RB/FB Darius Bradwell because - and get this - I drafted him in one my Chargers Madden franchises about two months ago.
The Bolts did the right thing by signing three different players who could be the team’s new fullback in 2020. They’re all versatile athletes who project to be the new school-type of fullback in today’s NFL and that’s exactly the direction the Chargers needed to go.
Defensively, the Bolts added a handful of defensive backs that are built exactly the way Gus Bradley likes his guys. Every cornerback listed is at least 6’1 and all but one are over 200 pounds. Players like Miami safety Romeo Finley and Notre Dame linebacker Asmar Bilal are ready-made to slot in at the Dime linebacker role recently filled by Adrian Phillips.
One of my favorites so far has been Joe Gaziano, the all-time sack leader at Northwestern. He’s listed at 6’4 and 275 pounds and looks to be a fit at the big end position behind Joey Bosa. He doesn’t offer much in the way of finesse but he was obviously successful as a power rusher for the Wildcats. With his skill-set, I could easily see him adding a little weight and being someone who can kick inside and maximize his potential with this team.
Those are some quick and dirty thoughts, now onto the links.
Chris Hayre is joined by other Chargers beat writers to discuss the 2020 draft class (Chargers.com)
Chris Hayre interviews all six draft picks from the 2020 Chargers draft class (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez discusses the potential scenario of the Chargers signing OT Jason Peters (Chargers Wire)
Gavino Borquez highlights the four UDFAs he feels have the best chance to make the Chargers final roster (Chargers Wire)
Jason Reed ranks the draft hauls of the other team in the AFC West (Bolt Beat)
Tyler Gallagher ranks the impacts expected from each of the team’s new additions this offseason (Bolt Beat)
Joseph Zucker details how the NFL season could look with a late start (Bleacher Report)