The 2018 NFL Draft is complete and the Los Angeles Chargers have already landed a few coveted undrafted free agents. NFL teams start trying to sign these UDFAs the second the draft ends but most moves become official this week.
While most UDFAs end up being little more than camp bodies, there are players that make the 53-man roster each season. The prospects all went undrafted for a reason, but they all have the potential to make it in the NFL in some role. And sometimes, teams strike gold with an Arian Foster or Tony Romo.
We have every player the Chargers have signed below.
Tony Brown, CB, Alabama
BJ Clay, CB, Georgia State
Zachary Crabtree, OT, Oklahoma State
Chris Durant, OT, William & Mary
Marcus Edmond, CB, Clemson
Brandon Facyson, CB, Virginia Tech
Zach Golditch, G, Colorado State
Albert Havili, DE, Eastern Washington
D’Juan Hines, LB, Houston
Cole Hunt, TE, TCU
Bijhon Jackson, DT, Arkansas
Ben Johnson, TE, Kansas
JJ Jones, WR, West Georgia
Tevin Lawson, DE, Nicholls State
Anthony Manzo-Lewis, FB, Albany
Detrez Newsome, RB, Western Carolina
Steven Richardson, DT, Minnesota
Trent Scott, OL, Grambling
Kent Shelby, WR, McNeese State
Nic Shimonek, QB, Texas Tech
Shane Tripucka, P, Texas A&M
It's a large group for the Chargers, although they might not be done yet.
Perhaps the most notable player on the list is Texas Tech quarterback Nic Shimonek, who threw for nearly 4,000 yards in his first year as the Red Raiders' starting quarterback, taking over for Patrick Mahomes. He's not a great athlete but has a solid arm and is a smart decision-maker, throwing 33 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions last season
Punter Shane Tripucka is also expected to compete for starting punter duties in camp.
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