The Chargers continue there efforts to upgrade the team’s special teams unit by interviewing some of the nation’s top talent in the third phase of the game. Most recently, the Bolts have met with Stanford receiver and kick returner Connor Wedington over the phone, per Justin Melo of The Draft Network.
Wedington only played in three games during his abbreviated senior season last year, starting all of them and finishing with 15 receptions for 157 yards. He also posted four kickoff returns for 95 yards.
However it was the 2019 season that put Wedington on the map as an all-purpose threat. As a junior in 2019, Wedington finished first in the Pac-12 with a kick return average of 28.1, also good for eighth in the entire country. On offense, he still managed to chip in 51 catches for 506 yards and a lone score, all career-high marks. For his efforts, he was named an Honorable Mention All-Pac 12 selection after starting 10 of the 11 games he played in on the year.
#Stanford WR/KR/PR Connor Wedington is an electric return man in this draft class. 28.1 yards per return in 2019 (Ranked #1 in the Pac-12/#8 nationally).— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) March 4, 2021
Wedington has met with/had communication with #49ers, #Chargers, #Patriots, #Seahawks, #Colts & #Cowboys.
Wedington joins Boise State’s Avery Williams as the other special teams/returner that has reportedly met with the Bolts already this offseason. Despite having drafted Joe Reed last season, on top of Nasir Adderley showing some juice as a returner late in the year, the Chargers staff is showing that no options are off limits in their path to fix what has been the team’s worst phase of the game for the past decade.
Davis Mills floats a great anticipatory throw to Connor Wedington, who makes a terrific catch -- that's that roommate connection pic.twitter.com/8l5lDMF1O5— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) November 27, 2020
Fun fact, this was Wedington’s commitment video coming out of high school:
The nation's No. 4 ATH @ConnorWedington shreds gnar to make his commitment. #BRCommitmentWeek pic.twitter.com/5UpAcyn7pG— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 30, 2017