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As much I’ve hammered home downfield throws mattering most, that sort of pinpoint placement underneath is still a valuable skill. And it’s not like he couldn’t throw the ball down the field.2019 NFL Draft fixes for all 32 NFL teams - PFF Analysis TeamScharping performed well over the course of his college career and earned pass-blocking grades above 87.0 every season. During his entire career with the Huskies, he only allowed five sacks, and four of those sacks came in his freshman year. With players like Cody Ford and Andre Dillard likely getting taken ahead of Pick 28, the Chargers could get a good consolation in Scharping.NFL draft predictions for all 32 teams: Who's trading up, who's taking a QB and more - ESPNThe Bolts have only three defensive tackles on the roster -- Brandon Mebane, Justin Jones and T.Y. McGill -- so it should be a position they target early in the draft. They need an interior pass-rusher with a profile similar to Chris Jones of the Kansas City Chiefs -- a player who can push the pocket, helping talented edge rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram get to the quarterback more consistently.NFL GM Power Rankings: John Dorsey Casey Hayward Jersey , Kevin Colbert rank top 5 - Gregg RosenthalFew general managers have bigger hits spread across the draft ( Joey Bosa, No. 3 overall; Derwin James, No. 17; Keenan Allen, No. 76; Desmond King, No. 151) and free agency ( Casey Hayward, Russell Okung) than Telesco. Then again, the organization has underperformed, considering Philip Rivers' Hall of Fame-level of play. The team's lines remain unfinished on both sides of the ball.Three reasons to be optimistic about the Los Angeles Chargers - John WozniakRivers has broken passing records for a quarterback not to have appeared in a Super Bowl. Anthony Lynn has done a great job at coaching the Chargers into a competitive team. 2019 is going to be tough, but Rivers and the Chargers’ senior squad members have what it takes to reach the playoffs. Topping the AFC West should be priority number one.Social Media Information:BFTB Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageBFTB Twitter: Follow @BFTB_ChargersThe Lightning Round Twitter: Follow @Lightning_RoundThe Lightning Round Facebook: Click here to like our pageBFTB Manager: Richard Wade: Follow @RichardWade Heading into the 2018 season the Chargers knew they needed help at the free safety position, and needed it badly. Jahleel Addae was set to be the team’s starting safety opposite Derwin James and..." Latest NewsLos Angeles Chargers NewsChargers OffseasonChargers 90-in-90: S Jaylen WatkinsNew http://www.thechargerslockerroom.com/authentic-melvin-ingram-jersey ,3commentsPDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Chargers 90-in-90: S Jaylen WatkinsTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesHeading into the 2018 season the Chargers knew they needed help at the free safety position, and needed it badly. Jahleel Addae was set to be the team’s starting safety opposite Derwin James and the team (hopefully) knew that that wasn’t the direction they wanted to go.Earlier in the offseason, the Chargers signed former Philadelphia Eagle safety Jaylen Watkinsto compete and/or provide depth. In an instance we know all too well, Watkins suffered a season-ending injury prior to the regular season. This led to Addae getting the starting nod over Rayshawn Jenkins as the team’s starting free safety and the rest is (forgettable) history.Following the season, the team signed Watkins again for another year to allow the veteran one more shot to make an impact with this team.Basic InfoHeight: 5-11Weight: 194College: FloridaExperience: 5Years with team: 1Contract Status“Jaylen Watkins signed a 1 year, $895,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including a $60,000 signing bonus, $60 Womens Junior Seau Jersey ,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $895,000. In 2019, Watkins will earn a base salary of $805,000, a signing bonus of $60,000 and a roster bonus of $30,000, while carrying a cap hit of $705,000 and a dead cap value of $60 Doug Flutie Jersey ,000.” - Spotrac.comThe GoodOver his final two years in Philly, Watkins played in 28 games with five starts. During those seasons, he collected 47 total stops with two tackles-for-loss and three passes defensed.Coming out of the University of Florida, Watkins was best known for his physical play style and notable change of direction. He was often used on cornerback blitzes, as well.Watkins offers position flexibility (a big theme in this secondary) and is one of three defenders on the team listed as a “defensive back” on the roster instead of specifically being noted as a cornerback or safety. The other two are current UDFA Rodney Randle and Arrion Springs.The most optimistic view for Watkins going forward would be someone who could provide depth and multiple positions across the secondary to allow Gus Bradley continued versatility in his defense. If he can be the second-string free safety and slot corner, then there’s a spot for him on this team.The BadWatkins is coming off a torn-ACL that he suffered in early August of last year. Due to the demands of the defensive back positions and their vital need to excel in change-of-direction, I would hope Watkins isn’t back any sooner than he has to be. In a situation like this, it’s tough not to think about former CB Jason Verrett and the plethora of injuries he sustained following his initial ACL-tear.I truly believe Watkins’ best football is ahead of him, but he’s got to get out of the murkiness of the injury before hopes can get too high.Odds of making the roster/What to expect in 2019Watkins’ chances of making the final 53-man roster are very high, especially if they view Adrian Phillips as still more of a linebacker than a true safety who will provide depth behind James. If we exclude Phillips from the safety group http://www.thechargerslockerroom.com/authentic-trevor-williams-jersey , they should very much keep four safeties in James, Adderley, Jenkins, and Watkins.If fully-healthy, I expect a limited amount of snaps for Watkins with the chance to see some legitimate playing time if the defense decides to continue their trend of trotting out 6+ defensive backs.Fun Fact: Watkins was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles during their Super Bowl-winning 2017 season.
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