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Chargers have met with Boston College edge rusher Max Roberts

Roberts spent three seasons at Fordham and one at Maine and BC, respectively.

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The Chargers have been spending a lot of time meeting with draft prospects who are expected to hear their names called on day three of the draft, or maybe not at all when it’s all said and done.

Most recently, the Bolts have met with former Fordham, Maine, and Boston College edge rusher Max Roberts, according to Justin Melo of The Draft Network. Roberts has also met with the Raiders and the Jets.

At 6’1 and 250 pounds, Roberts is obviously a bit undersized for the position. If there’s a recent player to compare him to right now in the NFL, it would be a shorter Oren Burks (6’3 235). Burks is currently a linebacker for the Packers but mainly rushed the passer while at Wake Forest. He also likens to Rams outside linebacker Samson Ebukam (6’2 245) who played under Brandon Staley in 2020.

In his one year at Maine, Roberts played in 11 games, totaling 19 tackles, four tackles-for-loss, and four sacks with two forced fumbles. In 2020, his lone season with BC, he finished with six TFLs and 4.5 sacks with another forced fumble.

During the postseason, Roberts was invited to play in the Hula Bowl, one of college football’s all-star showcases.

Robert’s chances of succeeding in the NFL will come from having the opportunity to play in a base 3-4 defense where he can work on the edge. He’s undersized for a traditional 4-3 defensive end and the chance to play from a stand-up position to set the edge in the run game and get after the quarterback would give him the best shot to stick with a team.