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Three Chargers Named to NFL All-Under-25 Team


Around the NFL's Marc Sessler released his **All-Under-25 Team** Wednesday morning on, and the Los Angeles Chargers tied with the Indianapolis Colts for the most players on the list (three/team).

In order to make the team, the players listed must be younger than 25 years old on Sept. 5, aka the first day of the 2019 NFL season.

So why did Sessler choose these three Bolts, including one who has inked an appearance for three-straight years?

Find out more below.


Age: 24 as of Sept. 5

Position: Edge Rusher

Times on List: 3 (2017-19)

What Sessler Says: Danielle Hunter (24) and T.J. Watt (24) hover closely, but no way do I pass on adding Bosa to the mix. I don't need him to pen a dense, intricately plotted Russian novel for the public. Instead, he will be used to turn opposing quarterbacks into doomed and greying mincemeat Sunday after Sunday. Durability concerns linger, but I also see a player who missed his entire rookie offseason, only to notch 10.5 takedowns in his first 12 NFL appearances. No assembly required.


Age: 23 as of Sept. 5

Position: Safety

Times on List: First appearance

What Sessler Says: Seen by some as a snub for Defensive Player of the Year, Derwin logged a monster 1,169 defensive snaps as a wire-to-wire rock for the Chargers. (Defensive) Coordinator Gus Bradley was able to reimagine his secondary largely because of the versatility James brought as a rookie. The former Florida State luminary lined up all over the field, brought tangible pass-rushing prowess and finished fourth among qualifying safeties by allowing just 7.1 yards per catch. Who can forget James trash-talking the doomed Ravens during a wild-card tilt that saw him jammed up at the line to stymie scramble-happy QB Lamar Jackson?


Age: 24 as of Sept. 5

Position: Returner

Times on List: First appearance

What Sessler Says: Tarik Cohen (23) deserves a mention here, but the Bears' weapon only returned three kicks last season, including playoffs. One of the game's top slot corners, King put his stamp on last year's Chargers campaign with a flurry of special-teams magic, highlighted by his 73-yard punt return score in a comeback win over Pittsburgh in Week 13. Doubling down in his X-factor status, King also notched a 72-yard kick return in the playoff win over Baltimore.

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