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Los Angeles Chargers Conclude Day 3 of 2019 NFL Draft with Four Selections

The Los Angeles Chargers concluded the 2019 NFL Draft with four more selections on Saturday. The Chargers drafted Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill in the fourth round (130th overall), North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick in the fifth round (166th overall), Houston linebacker Emeke Egbule in the sixth round (200th overall) and defensive tackle Cortez Broughton in the seventh round (242nd overall).Over his career, Tranquill registered 292 tackles (181 solo), 25 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, five recoveries and 5.5 sacks. He added 14 passes defensed, three interceptions and blocked a punt. In 2018 during his graduate season, he was a William V. Campbell Trophy finalist and was the recipient of the Wuerffel Trophy.

The two-time team captain converted to linebacker from safety prior to the 2017 season. In Tranquill's two seasons at linebacker, he posted 171 tackles (107 solo), 19.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, an interception and eight passes defensed while forcing a fumble and recovering four.

He recorded two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss in 2018 against Syracuse at Yankee Stadium, setting single-game career highs for each in the process. As a senior, Tranquill had eight games with at least seven tackles and a string of four-straight with a tackle for loss. Tranquill posted his most prolific game as a safety during his junior campaign in 2016 at MetLife Stadium by registering a career-high 13 tackles against Syracuse.

Stick threw for 8,693 yards on 598-of-980 passing (61.0 pct.) with 88 touchdowns and 28 interceptions over his career. He added 2,523 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns on 427 attempts (5.9 avg.). With a record of 49-3 as a starter, Stick is the all-time winningest quarterback in FCS history. He contributed on four NCAA Division-I national title teams, starting as a junior and senior. Stick earned first-team All-American honors in 2018 from several publications, including The Associated Press, and also was a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy and FCS Walter Payton Award.

He led North Dakota State to back-to-back National Championships as a starter from 2017-18, throwing for two touchdowns and running for 121 yards and three scores in the win over Eastern Washington this past season. As a senior, he threw for career highs in yards (2,752) and touchdowns (28) while also setting career highs in rushing yards (677) and touchdowns (17). Stick had over 100 rush attempts, over 600 rushing yards and at least 2,000 passing yards in each of his last three seasons.

Egbule emerged as a senior, recording career numbers in several categories. He finished with 69 tackles (39 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, a pair of forced fumbles and four recoveries, including one that was good for a touchdown. The score gave him two for his career, recovering a fumble for a touchdown also as a sophomore in 2016. Egbule added seven passes defensed and two interceptions in 2018. With 11 tackles (seven solo), a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, he turned in one of his most productive games of the season last year in the regular-season finale at Memphis. As a junior, he saw the most extensive action of his career to that point, posting 62 tackles (36 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery. He finished his career with 164 total tackles, five sacks, two interceptions and six fumble recoveries in 52 games played.

A first-team All-American Athletic Conference recipient as a senior, Broughton recorded 51 tackles (31 solo), 6.5 sacks, five passes defensed, 17.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble. In the 2018 season opener at UCLA, set single-game career marks with 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. This past year, he had at least 0.5 tackles for loss in each of the team's first 11 games of the season and had a three-game sack streak midway through the season. Recorded the first sack of his career in 2016, where he had 2.5 on the season to go with 42 tackles, five tackles for loss, the lone interception of his career and three passes defensed.

Broughton recorded 155 tackles, including 76 solo stops and 27.5 for a loss in 51 career games played. The 6-2 defensive tackle tallied 10 sacks, one interception, 11 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

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