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Chargers select EDGE Chris Rumph II with 118th pick

The Bolts land their edge rusher.

Duke v Florida State Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

With the 118th pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the Chargers selected edge rusher Chris Rumph II out of Duke.

Rumph is a bit light in the pants at 6’3 and 245 pounds (weighed in at 235 during the season) but this guy is just tenacious in getting after the quarterback. When watching his tape, the word “slippery” comes to mind. Rumph didn’t run the 40 during his pro day but tested well in the all-important three-cone drill with a 7.09.

After redshirting his first year on campus, Rumph earned one start in 13 games in 2018, earning First-Team Freshman All-American honors from USA Today with eight tackles-for-loss and three sacks. During the 2020 season, Rumph posted a career-high eight sacks to go along with 12.5 tackles-for-loss en route a spot on the Second-Team All-ACC squad.

Rumph’s father is currently the defensive line coach for the Chicago Bears after previously spending time as the outside linebackers coach for the Houston Texans.