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Bolts Draft MAC Defensive Player of the Year Jatavis Brown

The San Diego Chargers followed up the pick of Joshua Perry in the fourth round with another defensive player in the fifth.

With the 175th overall selection, the Bolts added speedy outside linebacker Jatavis Brown out of Akron.

We will have more on the newest Charger soon, but for now, here is his profile from NFL.com:

OVERVIEW

Brown was the 2015 MAC Defensive Player of the Year, and was a three-time first-team All-MAC selection. In 2015, Brown set school records with 20 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. He also holds the school record for career tackles for loss with 41.5.

STRENGTHS

Consistent and productive for three, straight seasons. Tremendous play speed and acceleration to cut off angles and catch running backs around the corner. Ran a 4.47 at regional combine. Explosive athlete with serious twitch. Glides and mirrors. Can outrace blockers to the spot. Rangy, but will squeeze backside. Team-­oriented and not looking to play hero-ball. Instinctive and sniffs out misdirection plays. Attempts to disrupt tight ends getting into routes and has some cover ability. Uses quickness and burst to the quarterback to rack up sacks as blitzer.

BOTTOM LINE

Most teams might see a player as a 4-3 WILL linebacker or a box safety in sub packages. Brown has real closing burst and play speed that translates to the NFL.

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