Last week we identified six potential prospects that draft pundits predict the Chargers may target.
So how did they perform at the Combine?
Take a look:
School: Ohio State
Weight: 275 lbs.
40 Yard Dash: 4.86 seconds
Bench Press: 24 reps
Vertical Jump: 32.0 inches
Broad Jump: 120.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 6.89 seconds
On if he can play in a 3-4 scheme…
"I can see myself playing anywhere on the defensive line. I've been working standing up and working on my linebacker drops, so I definitely feel I'm ready to play in a 3-4 or a 4-3."
On what he brings to the table…
"I think I bring the best pass rusher, the best defensive lineman in the country. I'm obviously coming to the team that drafts me to help them win and help them eventually make it to the Super Bowl."
On who he models his game after…
"I like watching Tamba Hali. He's one of coach Johnson's guys, so when I watch him I pretty much see the prototype coach Johnson, exactly what he coaches. So he's fun to watch."
Weight: 281 lbs.
40 Yard Dash: 5.05 seconds
Vertical Jump: 32.0 inches
Broad Jump: 116.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 7.51 seconds
On having the biggest hands in history of Combine…
"Growing up, I always knew I had kind of big hands. My siblings used to make fun of me. Coming here, I kind of knew I'd measure at a pretty big size. I was kind of shooting for that 12 (inches)."
On what sets him apart from other defensive linemen…
"I think this season I really had a lot of success on the inside. I think it's because I'm pretty quick on offensive guards and it really gives me the advantage to really set me apart from other defensive linemen here."
On what system fits him best…
"I feel like I can play in any system, whether it's a 4-3 or 3-4. I felt like I can play in any type of system because I've played all types of techniques before."
Weight: 245 lbs.
Bench Press: 19 reps
Did not participate in rest due to recovery from knee injury.
On medical examination of his injured knee..
"They were pretty blunt. They were pretty up front as far as moving my knee, twisting it. But everything was fine. It's pretty much what I expected. My agent told me they were going to be really aggressive with it and just trying to kind of make it hurt to see if it was hurt. But it was fine."
On where he is projected to play…
"I've heard safety, Mike, SAM, WIL, inside backer. Some teams joked about running back. I don't think they were serious about that, but I've heard it all pretty much in the back seven."
On his role at UCLA…
"My role at UCLA, they really used me off the ball in covering everything. Really being off the ball and running and chasing things down. I've been working on my pass rush since I've been there. We practiced it at UCLA and then kind of when I've been at Fischer Sports Institute, I've been working with Thurmond Moore, and he's been getting my pass rush skills together. I feel like I'm really capable of doing it. Obviously I didn't show it very much on film but I'm capable of doing it."
School: Florida State
Weight: 202 lbs.
40 Yard Dash: 4.41 seconds
Bench Press: 14 reps
Vertical Jump: 41.5 inches
Broad Jump: 135.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 6.94 seconds
On preference between playing safety and corner…
"Don't have one. I can play where they need me to. I feel like I can work outside, in the slot or play deep. I have a lot to learn, have to study receivers (and) learn the defense I'm in, but I think if I put the work in, I'll be able to move around if they need me to. I'll do whatever a team, or the coaches, want me to do.''
On where teams project him to play…
"I think they can see me playing whatever fits their team. I played it all in college. I played every position in the secondary, so I'm versatile. (I'm) probably the most versatile DB in this draft, so I'll play wherever they need me to."
On if he thinks he is the best player in the draft…
*"Most definitely. That's what I'm going for. I'm a competitor, I want to be in that (first overall) spot." *
School: Notre Dame
Weight: 3-4 lbs.
40 Yard Dash: 5.20 seconds
3-Cone Drill: 8.03 seconds
On if Notre Dame's blocking schemes lend itself to the NFL…
"I believe so. We had a great offensive line coach and he really taught us great fundamentals and things that translate to any offense that you could be put into."
On what he hopes to sell to teams….
"My passion (for) football. I don't think many people know how important football is to me and how big of a role it's played throughout my life. I think there's a big aura of people thinking I'm lackadaisical, I guess. I don't know, but I'm just really trying to show people how much football means to me and how much I do care about it."
On when he's at his best….
"I would say I'm always at my best at whatever I'm feeling at the time. I always refocus myself to know what's important during that play. That's when you need to be at your best every single play. That's my focus."
School: Ole Miss
Weight: 305 lbs.
Did not take part in metrics but did compete in on field workouts.
On possibility of playing for Chargers…
"Actually I would love to go to the Chargers. Like I said, I would love to play for any team. I haven't talked to them but hopefully I will."
On why he's the best tackle in the draft….
"I think I have the great feet, the great frame. I just think I'm the best. You've got to have that swagger about yourself. You've got to be confident. Everywhere you go you've got to have that confidence."
On where he needs to improve….
"Being vocal. I'm so shy. I'm a shy guy, man. I'm working on being more vocal, the main thing."