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Bolts Draft Athletic LB Emeke Egbule in Round Six


The Los Angeles Chargers drafted their second linebacker of the day in round six, selecting Houston's Emeke Egbule with the 200th overall pick.

Stay tuned the rest of the day for more about Egbule throughout the day, including an exclusive first interview with the newest Charger, reaction from General Manager Tom Telesco, film breakdown and more.

But for now, learn more about Egbule with what had to say about the linebacker leading up to the draft.
School: Houston
Weight: 245 pounds
NFL Network Pro Comparison: Tyus Bowser

Player Bio:

Emek Ugbule (uh-mek-EE egg-boo-lay) grew into a force on defense for the Cougars. The All-District tight end from Galena Park, Texas, played in all 14 games on special teams as a true freshman (11 tackles, one for loss). He stepped in to start 5 of 13 games as a sophomore (22 tackles) and then had the job full-time in 2017, making 62 tackles, 6.5 for loss, two sacks, and six pass breakups. Egbule started all 13 games his senior campaign, filling the stat sheet with 69 tackles, 5.5 for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, five pass breakups, four fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.


Long arms on well-proportioned, athletic frame

Has hybrid drop-backer/rush-backer athleticism and traits

Reactive twitch is top-notch

Threatens the edge with big get-off burst to rush passer

Loose hips with explosive inside charge on tackle-end twists

Can go punch to sudden shed instantly

Legitimate coverage talent

Drops fluidly into space in zone

Length and short-area quickness constrict passing lanes

Finished 2018 with seven passes defensed

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