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 NFL.com had to say about the linebacker leading up to the draft.
Weight: 245 pounds
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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