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Chargers Select Cornelius Johnson in Round 7 of 2024 NFL Draft

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The Chargers are done with the 2024 NFL Draft after selecting Michigan wide receiver Cornelius Johnson in the seventh round (No. 253 overall) on Saturday.

Johnson, the Bolts ninth and final pick of the draft, is the second former Michigan player to join Chargers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh in the NFL.

"I'm super excited to see Coach Harbaugh and give him a big hug," Johnson said. "Just excited to work with him and get rolling out there in Los Angeles."

He later added: "I trust in him and glad he had faith in me with this pick."

The Chargers also drafted Michigan linebacker Junior Colson in the third round. Harbaugh led Michigan to a national title this past season before joining the Bolts.

Johnson was wearing his national title ring on his post-pick media availability.

The selection of Johnson gives the Chargers even more depth at wide receiver, a group they took three players at in this draft.

The Bolts have Joshua Palmer, Quentin Johnston, Derius Davis and Simi Fehoko to go along with 2024 draft picks Ladd McConkey (second round) plus Brenden Rice and Johnson (both in seventh round).

The 23-year-old Johnson is listed at 6-foot-3 and 212 pounds.

Johnson was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honoree in 2023 as he played in all 15 games with 14 starts. He tallied 47 catches for 604 yards and a touchdown.

He said he's bringing a strong work ethic to the Bolts on both offense and special teams.

"Just going in there from the beginning and picking up the offense, get in the playbook and stealing reps on offense and special teams," Johnson said. "Just get reps any way I can."

Take a look through some photos of the Chargers selection at No. 253 in the seventh round of the 2024 NFL Draft, wide receiver, Cornelius Johnson from The University of Michigan.

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