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Bolts have met with Oregon DB Jevon Holland

Let’s give Justin Herbert some familiar faces in the building.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 23 Oregon at Arizona State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Chargers could potentially be adding some of Justin Herbert’s former Oregon teammates to their roster if you take one of the team’s latest prospect meetings to heart.

It was recently confirmed that the Bolts have met with former Ducks defensive back Jevon Holland, a standout defender in the Pac-12 who opted-out of the 2020 season to prepare for this year’s draft.

At his recent pro day, Holland measured in a bit over 6’0 and 207 pounds before putting together a notable performance from top-to-bottom. He started off with a 4.46 in the 40 before jumping 35./5 inches in the vertical and 10’6” in the broad. His 4.14 in the short shuttle was very solid.

As a true freshman at Oregon in 2018, Holland picked off five passes with six pass breakups in 13 games with two starts. Those interceptions were good for 10th in the nation and the most by a Duck since 2014. As a sophomore, Holland intercepted another four passes, taking one back for a touchdown, to go with four other pass breakups in 14 starts. His efforts earned him a spot on the All-Pac 12 Second Team and a top-three finish for the Jim Thorpe Award.

Safety is a need, but it’s not as big as the need for either corner or tackle. The only current safeties on the roster are Derwin James, Nasir Adderley, and Alohi Gilman, so the addition of another versatile defender would create an incredibly fluid secondary group with numerous movable pieces. This move would only increase the effectiveness of disguising coverages pre-snap and causing increased frustration for opposing offenses.

Anyone have thoughts on Holland as a prospect? Yay or nay to him being selected on day two of the draft? Let me know.