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Chargers met with West Virginia DL Darius Stills

The stout defender won the Big 12’s Defensive Lineman of the Year award.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 West Virginia at Kansas State Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s almost March and new about the Chargers meeting with various draft prospects are going to start snow-balling as we get closer and closer to this year’s draft.

The most recent news comes from Justin Melo of USA Today’s The Touchdown Wire as he recently sat down to interview West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills. Still let Melo in on some of the clubs he has virtually met with recently and the Bolts were among the handful of teams named, joining the Seahawks and the Jets.

The 6’1, 285-pound Stills is a two-year starter for the Mountaineers who was just honored as the Big 12’s Defensive Lineman of the Year after racking up 7.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks with a lone interception in the team’s nine games this past season. In 2019, he was also named a First-Team All-Big 12 honoree after posting 14.5 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks to go along with two forced fumbles. He was also named to several All-American teams, included USA Today’s First-Team squad.

Stills is a bit undersized to play nose tackle at the NFL the way he did at West Virginia, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with adding high-quality interior defenders, something the Bolts haven’t had the luxury of in quite some time. The room is a bit crowded as of now with Linval Joseph, Jerry Tillery, and Justin Jones at the top, but good competition breeds success and the Bolts could use some more of that in 2021.