The Chargers kicked off the final day of the draft in similar fashion to the first two days – with an emphasis on defense.
With the 119th overall pick in the fourth-round, the Chargers selected West Virginia LB Kyzir White
Stay tuned for more about White 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:
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Coming out of Lackawanna College, White decided to follow his brothers (current WVU receiver Ka'Raun and former receiver Chicago Bears first-round pick Kevin) to Morgantown. Kyzir was an excellent defender for Lackawanna, earning third-team all-conference honors as a freshman and JUCO All-American accolades in 2015 (37 tackles, three interceptions, four pass breakups in 10 games). The top 20 overall junior college prospect stepped into a starting role with the Mountaineers in 2016, playing the Spur hybrid safety/linebacker spot, compiling 58 tackles, seven for loss, three sacks, five pass break-ups, and two forced fumbles. White's work at Spur earned him second-team All-Big 12 notice from league coaches (94 tackles, 7.5 for loss, three interceptions, four pass break-ups, two forced fumbles).
- Gift wrapped, NFL-ready frame with good length and well-distributed musculation
- Expected to carry more weight and transition to hybrid role
- Comes from athletic family that is highly supportive
- Team captain and true team leader
- Plays every down with the same level of grit and urgency -- even when he's away from the ball
- Quick to diagnose
- Supports run with vigor along the edge and in contain
- Forceful hitter
- Thumps and engulfs targets while running his feet to finish
- Quick to diagnose play-action and retreat into coverage
- Very physical with tight ends in man coverage
- Has movement, size, and hands making it hard to finesse throws over him without risking a turnover
- Absolute freight train as a blitzer who looks to leave a mark on the quarterback