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Chargers Add Texas Tech WR Dylan Cantrell in Sixth Round

The Chargers added to their wide receiver corps in the sixth round of the NFL Draft, selecting Texas Tech wideout Dylan Cantrell with the 191st overall pick.

Stay tuned for more about Cantrell throughout the night, including an exclusive first interview with the newest Charger, initial reaction from General Manager Tom Telesco, film breakdown and more.

For now, here's his profile courtesy of

Dylan Cantrell
Height: 6-3
Weight: 226 pounds

Texas Tech's offense has produced some prolific receivers over the past decade, and Cantrell's the next pass-catcher trying to continue that success at the next level. He was a four-star recruit from Whitehouse, Texas, before joining Tech, and receiving playing time right away, playing in 11 games as a back-up and catching nine passes for 70 yards and a score. Cantrell started six games the following year (20 receptions, 312 yards, two touchdowns in 12 games), but then had to redshirt the 2015 season due to a back injury. He missed two games with an injury in 2016, as well, but was still one of the team's top receivers (58 receptions, 675 yards, eight touchdowns in 10 starts). Cantrell received honorable mention All-Big 12 notice from league coaches in 2017, starting all 13 games and catching 71 passes for 816 yards and seven scores.


  • Big body wideout who knows how to use his size
  • Ball magnet as pass catcher
  • Drops are extremely rare
  • Possesses late hands that can stab throws without advanced notice
  • Master of the sideline
  • Uses frame to create space near the boundary and shields cornerbacks from the throw
  • Impressive ability to leap, turn and secure the back shoulder throw time after time
  • Consistently drops toes inbounds
  • Comfortable with company as he has a talent for finding catch room underneath against press
  • Aggressive runner after catch
  • Squares and gives good engagement as a blocker
  • Has slot experience
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