Mailbag: Who has Stood Out So Far in Offseason Program?

Q: Which players have stuck out so far now that that OTAs are underway? – R.J. Jefferson

A: First off, let me address a common misconception.  OTAs represent Phase III of the offseason program.  We just began Phase I, which is limited to only strength and conditioning, as well as physical rehabilitation.  So you can’t really name someone who has stood out until actual football activities begin in the coming weeks.  However, I will say that the team looked to be in tremendous shape when they returned.  And Strength and Conditioning Coach John Lott does a heck of a job out there, earning the respect of every single player.  Still, I can answer your question somewhat, I thought guys like Isaac Rochell and James Onwualu arrived in tip-top shape, looking good in their conditioning drills.  It was also good to see Jason Verrett and Forrest Lamp back out there taking part in this part of the process.

The Bolts return to Hoag Performance Center ready to work on the first day of the offseason program.

Q:  Can someone please tell me when the schedule will finally come out? I need to book my flights! – Nathan Happ

A: Thursday. 5pm PST.  Be there or be square! We’ll have comprehensive coverage and break down the entire slate.  Always one of my favorite parts of the year.

Q:  Henne, can you tell me where we pick in each round? – Al V.

 A:  Oh yeah.  That’s easy enough…

Round 1 – 17th Overall

Round 2 – 48th Overall

Round 3 – 84th Overall

Round 4 – 119th Overall

Round 5 – 155th Overall

Round 6 – 191st Overall

Round 7 – 251st Overall

Q:  When the Chargers drafted Jatavis Brown, I saw him as a possible Strong Safety candidate due to his height, weight, and speed. Have the Chargers thought of trying him at safety to get him on the field more? – Peter Wilkie

 A:  People have discussed that rumor outside the building for the past two years after a few teams said they had him on their board at safety.  The Bolts have shown no inclination to move him there thus far, but I suppose anything is possible.  Still, based on how they value his speed and playmaking ability at linebacker, I think it’s safe to say you’ll see him at the same spot in 2018.

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