Why The Chargers Could Have The Best Safety Tandem In The NFL

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Last year the Chargers drafted Derwin James 17th overall. In his first season, James was selected to the Pro Bowl and was an All-Pro. He finished the season with 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 13 pass deflections, and 3 interceptions. James proved to be one of the most versatile defenders last season as he took snaps at box safety, free safety, defensive line, nickel corner, and outside corner.

This year the Chargers drafted Nasir Adderley 60th overall. Adderley stood out at Delaware. In his senior season he totaled 87 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 7 pass deflections. The Chargers could also benefit from his versatility. He has experience at corner, nickel corner, and free safety. He’s even lined up in the box for Delaware. Nasir has great range, instincts, speed, and he’s a good tackler. James and Adderley both have a unique set of skills and they would compliment each other very well. Nasir will have to prove himself, but he has the potential to earn the starting free safety position.

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