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Chargers have met with Appalachian State CB Shemar Jean-Charles

The Bolts may use quite a bit of draft capital on the secondary next week.

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We’ve got another prospect meeting for you all on this fine Thursday morning.

According to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, the Chargers, along with a host of other teams, have met with Appalachian State cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles.

Jean Charles played four seasons for the Mountaineers, earning his first starting job as a junior in 2019 and starting 25 of his final 26 games collegiate games. The 5’10, 184-pound defender earned Third-Team All-Sun Belt honors after posting 45 tackles, one interception, and nine pass breakups during the ‘19 season. He followed that up with a senior performance that saw him lead the country with 16 pass breakups on top of picking off another pass. His efforts earned him First-Team All-Sun Belt honors and several All-American selections from publications like Walter Camp Football Foundation, Pro Football Focus, and Sporting News.

Jean-Charles tested fine at his pro day, posting notable marks of 19 reps on the bench press and a 4.47 in the 40. His agility numbers in the short shuttle and three-cone were very pedestrian, but his film shows someone who obviously wasn’t burdened by a lack of fluidity. You could easily put Jean-Charles under the “better football player than athlete” category and you’d be correct.

Jean-Charles is probably slated to come off the board on day three and I think that’d be a great place to land him if I were the Chargers. Save the first four picks over the first two days for other positions of need (which includes corner) and then find value players like this among the remaining players on the final day of the draft.

As much as Brandon Staley coveted his talented secondary with the Rams, don’t be surprised to see the Chargers draft plenty of support for the unit that isn’t all that deep right now.