Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn may have indicated how the team will use the seventh overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
Lynn, who was hired as the Chargers’ head coach in January, is enamored with this year’s safety class, putting particular emphasis on former Michigan standout Jabrill Peppers. Peppers played both linebacker and safety during his collegiate career, living up to his prodigious hype coming out of high school.
“He plays so many positions,” Lynn said of Peppers to ESPN’s Eric D. Williams. “I believe if you put him at one position, I think he can be a superstar – it’s that simple. He’s been a superstar his whole life. I don’t think it’s going to stop because he’s in the National Football League. He’s got a lot of juice.”
Peppers isn’t the only safety who caught Lynn’s attention, however.
“There’s some good safeties coming out,” Lynn said. “I like Jamal Adams. I think Peppers can be a nice safety in the National Football League. Obi (Melifonwu), the young man from Connecticut, has a nice presence down in the box as a strong safety.”
Lynn will be afforded an opportunity to make a strong indent on the Chargers during his first draft with the team. After Eric Weddle departed to Baltimore last spring, it seems eminently possible that Peppers or one of his contemporaries will be off the board early.
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