Good morning, everyone.
This morning we’re checking in with everyone once again on which undrafted free agent you all think as the best chance of making the final 53-man roster.
When we first tossed around our predictions earlier this offseason, my money was on either linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga or kicker Alex Kessman. Ogbongbemiga was a Second-Team All-Big 12 selection as a senior and Kessman had one of the better deep kick accuracy marks of any kicker over the past few seasons in CFB.
But another name caught my attention recently that went unnoticed when these players were initially signed.
Former UNC-Charlotte safety Ben DeLuca left school as the program’s all-time leading tackler and forced seven fumbles over his final three seasons. His skillset easily fits that of a Cover 2 safety and his time in college shows a high-effort player that may get his chance at being a special teams contributor early in his career.
A small-program player with notable production and a translatable skillset? Sounds like a future Charger to me.
But what do you all think? Anyone else with me on this DeLuca train? I still think Ogbongbemiga and Kessman have some of the highest chances to stick, but they’re definitely not the only ones with a case to be made.
Let me know what you all think in the comments below and if there’s someone else worthy of recognition, make their case!
And now for today’s links.
Listen to Justin Herbert mic’d up at his inaugural golf invitational (Chargers.com)
Catch up on the Chiefs before training camp (Chargers.com)
Mike Greenberg predicts Justin Herbert to win the 2021 MVP (Chargers Wire)
Three Chargers that are being overpaid in 2021 (Bolt Beat)
The 49ers are giving Fred Warner a five-year contract extension (ESPN)
The Colts and Darius Leonard are working on a contract extension (ESPN)
Three questions for each AFC North team (CBS Sports)
Jerry Jones is happy with the Cowboys’ vaccination rate (NFL.com)
Could Tom Brady play until he’s 46? (Pro Football Talk)
The latest NFL mailbag (Sports Illustrated)