LOS AN­GE­LES CHARG­ERS

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Grade: B+

GM Tom Te­le­sco got ter­rific bar­gains on Swiss Army-knife play­mak­ers in the first two rounds be­fore ad­dress­ing a shaky run de­fense in Round 3. In­clud­ing White, the Charg­ers added four ma­jor de­fen­sive con­trib­u­tors while also finding depth up front with Quessen­berry. They could have taken a flyer on an heir to QB Philip Rivers, but this is a great class.

Best pick

Uchenna Nwosu was a great value at 48. He’s not an elite pure pass rusher, but the in­stinc­tive line­backer has a knack for swat­ting passes and is also very com­fort­able off the ball and in cov­er­age. Der­win James was a great value pick as well.

Up­side pick

Der­win James was ex­pected by many to go in the top 10 but fell in Los An­ge­les’ lap at 17. He’s one of the best ath­letes in the draft — some have called him a more ath­letic Kam Chan­cel­lor — and could be an ab­so­lute star in Gus Bradley’s Cover-3 de­fense.

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Nwosu

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