Adderley will join 2018 first-round pick and first-team All-Pro Derwin James in Los Angeles’ defensive backfield, joining an excellent secondary that also includes safety Adrian Phillips and cornerbacks Casey Hayward, Desmond King, and Trevor Williams. The 60th overall pick in the draft, Adderley will attempt to replace the 1,000+ snaps departed by Jahleel Addae, whom the Chargers released earlier this year.
Adderley, a Delaware product, will likely play a center field-type role for Los Angeles, allowing James to be deployed closer to the line of scrimmage. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com praised Adderley’s speed, noting that trait will allow the two-time All-CAA honoree to play in single-high safety looks, and compared him to second-year Bengals starter Jessie Bates.
Per Over the Cap, Adderley will receive a four-year pact worth roughly $4.732MM. He’ll collect a signing bonus of ~$1.462MM, and count for $860K on Los Angeles’ 2019 salary cap.
Here’s the full Chargers 2019 draft:
- 1-28: Jerry Tillery, DT (Notre Dame): Signed
- 2-60: Nasir Adderley, S (Delaware): Signed
- 3-91: Trey Pipkins, T (Sioux Falls)
- 4-130: Drue Tranquill, LB (Notre Dame): Signed
- 5-166: Easton Stick, QB (North Dakota State): Signed
- 6-200: Emeke Egbule, LB (Houston): Signed
- 7-242: Cortez Broughton, DT (Cincinnati): Signed
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