Q: With the Chargers having great success in having an undrafted free agent make the team, which undrafted free agents have stood out during OTA's? – Adrian Vasquez
A: I love how I get this question every year, because it shows just how good the Bolts have been at unearthing those hidden gems. I'm talking about guys on the current team like Austin Ekeler, Trevor Williams, Tyrell Williams, Jahleel Addae and so on. So far, there are more than a few who have made an impression. However, what matters most is how they perform at training camp and in preseason action. That being said, here are some stories I've written so far about undrafted players who have stood out:
Q: Can we have a play that Melvin Gordon tosses the ball to Melvin Ingram and he throws a TD pass to Keenan Allen? – Anton De La Cruz
A: Sending this suggestion to Coach Lynn and Coach Whiz right now!
Q: Who has grown/developed the most from last season? – Joel Ojeda
A: This is a totally subjective question. There are a few that come to mind, including Dan Feeney, Artavis Scott and Darius Philon, but I've got to go with Isaac Rochell. Last week I put out a story in which the coaches and players all raved about the second-year defensive end. When you have the likes of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram noting how different he looks in year two, not to mention Lynn and Defensive Line Coach Giff Smith, I think you'd be mistaken not to name Rochell. Bosa knows a thing or two about what's needed to thrive at the position, so here's what he had to say about Rochell:
"He's a great guy and he has the potential to be a good rush end. The jump he made is kind of unexpected. Seeing him out here with his hands, the way he's moving, it's pretty unbelievable. He's doing a really great job. We have teams and we compete for points throughout practice, and I think he led his team. It was good to see."