According to Justin Mel of The Draft Network, the Chargers have met with former Auburn wide receiver and return man, Eli Stove.
The Bolts have already met with a pair of other wideouts who were also mainstays on their respective teams’ special teams units which only further solidifies the notion that Brandon Staley and Tom Telesco are no longer going to sit idly by and let their unit remain a bottom-dweller in the NFL.
Auburn WR/KR/PR Eli Stove, 5-11, 194. I can see Stove making a roster. Returned kicks/punts in 2020, played on every special teams unit as a gunner as well.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) April 6, 2021
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Stove played five years for the Tigers from 2016-2020, receiving a medical redshirt during the 2018 season. His career receiving totals include 136 receptions, 1,186 receiving yards, and six touchdowns. He was also utilized as a rushing threat during his first two years on campus, recording 446 yards 41 carries with three more scores on the ground. Over his final two seasons, he managed just 108 yards on 14 carries, which is still a heck of an average.
Despite the versatility, Stove tested fairly poorly at his recent pro day. At 5’11 and 194 pounds, he ran an underwhelming 4.54 in the 40 while recording jumps of just 30.5 inches in the vertical and 9’ 11” in the broad which put him near the bottom for RAS scores for all wide receivers since 1987.
Stove is likely a priority free agent for some teams in this year’s draft as his athletic profile and lack of production during his career doesn’t bode well for his chances of getting drafted later this month.