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Chargers Beef Up O-Line, Select UCLA G Scott Quessenberry

After going defense with their first four picks, the Bolts addressed the offensive side of the ball in the fifth round.

With the 155th overall pick, the Chargers selected UCLA G Scott Quessenberry.

Stay tuned for more about Quessenberry 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 NFL.com:

Scott Quessenberry
Height: 6-4
Weight: 310 pounds
NFL Comparison: Evan Boehm

Bio
Scott's brother, David, was a former walk-on at San Jose State who worked himself into sixth-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2013. David was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June 2014, however, and fought until the spring of 2017, when he could finally return to the Texans. Scott is making his own story, though, and it's a happier one. He was more sought-after as a prospect coming out of Carlsbad, Calif., earning top-10 center grades from recruiting services. Quessenberry burned his redshirt halfway through his first year with the Bruins, playing in seven games and starting five at left guard. Pac-12 coaches recognized him as an honorable mention all-conference performer the next year, as he started the first game at center and then the rest of the year at left guard. Scott faced his own adversity in 2015, redshirting due to having surgeries on both shoulders. He showed no ill effects from the procedures in 2016, however, and returned to play at a first-team all-conference pace per league coaches. Quessenberry started all 13 games at center in 2017, again garnering honorable mention All-Pac-12 notice.

Strengths

  • Starter for better part of four years
  • Good thickness with compact frame from knees to neck
  • Good burst into block fits in run game
  • Cocks and uncoils hips launching into opponent with good force
  • Showed ability to attack and dislodge Stanford's Harrison Phillips on occasion with leveraged blows when they went head-to-head
  • Balanced pass sets with adequate slide and mirror
  • Hands are like vice grips that can latch in
  • Active re-setting hands like a sumo wrestler in attempt to regain opponent's frame when he's being bull-rushed
  • Identifies and spies potential blitzers early on and will peel off and find work if they don't come
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