The Los Angeles Chargers selected safety Nasir Adderley in the second round (60th overall) and University of Sioux Falls offensive tackle Trey Pipkins in the third round (91st overall) on day two of the 2019 NFL Draft.Adderley was a second-team Associated Press FCS All-American and first-team all-conference player in 2018. The 6-0 safety from Delaware garnered first-team All-CAA accolades in 2017 and the CAA coaches named him third-team all-conference in 2016.
In 2018, Adderley helped lead Delaware to its first FCS playoff appearance since reaching the FCS Championship Game in 2010. He recorded 86 tackles (48 solo), four interceptions and seven passes defensed while adding a forced fumble and a recovery. The 6-0 senior added five kick returns for 149 yards (29.8 avg.), including a 92-yarder that went for a touchdown.
Adderley set or tied single-game career highs this past season with performances of 13 tackles, two interceptions and four passes defensed. Adderley picked off five passes as a junior for 135 yards while recording a half-sack and forcing two fumbles. He added a 22-yard pick-six as a sophomore, giving him two career touchdowns. As a freshman, Adderley started all 11 games, one of just two true freshmen on the team.
Taken with the 91st overall pick, Pipkins became the second-ever Sioux Falls product to be selected in an NFL draft, following punter Brian Hansen, who was selected by New Orleans in the ninth round of the 1984 draft. He was named first-team All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference by the coaches and first-team All-American Division-II by The Associated Press.
He blocked for an offense last year that averaged over 33 points per game and featured Harlon Hill Award Finalist Gabriel Wilson, who led the nation with nearly 180 rushing yards per game and 26 rushing scores. Pipkins was a second-team All-NSIC recipient as a sophomore and junior. Over the course of his career, Pipkins was a contributor to pave the way for 38 100-yard rushers over 35 different contests, including 15 times as a senior. He helped create holes for running backs to eclipse 1,700 rushing yards and 19 rushing scores in the 2016 and 2018 seasons.