10 Insights: Derwin James, Nasir Adderley Set to Team Up in 2021

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Chris Hayre

Below are 10 quick-hitting insights connected the Chargers safeties up of grooming camp:

1) The 2021 play marks the instrumentality of Derwin James Jr., who missed each of past twelvemonth with a genu injury. James Jr. - the Chargers' first-round enactment (No. 17 overall) successful 2018 - was a First-Team All-Pro successful his rookie year. He totaled 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 3 interceptions that season, and the Chargers finished 12-4.

2) Since 2018, James Jr. has shared the tract with antiaircraft extremity Joey Bosa for lone 12 regular-season games. James Jr. and chap information Nasir Adderley person yet to play unneurotic successful an NFL game.

3) In his sophomore season, Adderley appeared successful 15 games and made 14 starts, totaling 69 tackles. He picked disconnected backmost Drew Brees connected "Monday Night Football" successful Week 5 for his archetypal vocation interception successful the NFL.

4) Adderley made an interaction connected peculiar teams precocious successful the 2020 season. In Week 14 vs. Atlanta, helium had a 76-yard footwear return. Two weeks aboriginal vs. Denver, Adderley followed that up with a 53-yard footwear return.

5) Alohi Gilman, L.A.'s sixth-round prime successful 2020 (No. 186 overall), appeared successful 15 games arsenic a rookie, getting a bulk of his enactment connected peculiar teams - 182 snaps. He made his archetypal vocation commencement successful Week 17 astatine Kansas City, totaling 3 tackles and a backmost hit.

6) Gilman is 1 of 4 erstwhile Notre Dame players connected the Chargers' existent roster (LB Drue Tranquill, DT Jerry Tillery, CB Donte Vaughn). James Jr. is 1 of 4 erstwhile Florida State players connected the Chargers' existent roster (CB Asante Samuel Jr., FB Gabe Nabers and TE Tre' McKitty).

7) Georgia antiaircraft backmost Mark Webb was the Chargers' last prime successful the seventh circular (No. 241 overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft. According to Georgia athletics, Webb played successful 8 games successful 2020 (three starts) and had 21 tackles. He besides notched his archetypal vocation interception for the Bulldogs against Auburn past season.

8) Shortly aft helium was drafted, Webb revealed that helium and Adderley played small league together. Both are from Philadelphia. Webb volition besides beryllium reunited with McKitty, his assemblage teammate. Before 2021, the past subordinate from the University of Georgia to beryllium drafted by the Chargers was wide receiver Gene Washington successful 1977.

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9) Los Angeles signed Ben DeLuca arsenic an undrafted escaped cause aft the 2021 NFL Draft. DeLuca was a four-year starter astatine the University of Charlotte, according to the 49ers athletics page. He's the school's all-time person successful tackles (313), forced fumbles (9), fumbles recovered (6) and walk break-ups (13).

10) In summation to his coaching experience, antiaircraft coordinator Renaldo Hill played 10 NFL seasons arsenic a DB for 4 antithetic teams. He appeared successful 141 games, totaled 607 tackles and had 19 interceptions.

Snap counts and stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference.

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