SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have drafted Connecticut defensive end Kendall Reyes in the second round, another addition to a unit that was the worst in the NFL in allowing third-down conversions last year.
Reyes can play end or tackle. His selection with the 49th pick overall comes one year after the Chargers used their first-round pick on defensive end Corey Liuget. Liuget had a quiet rookie season.
Known mainly for his run-stuffing ability, Reyes had a career-high 46 tackles and was third on the team with 412 sacks last season.
He had 3212 tackles behind the line of scrimmage in his career, 10th on the school’s all-time list.
The Chargers picked outside linebacker Melvin Ingram of South Carolina in the first round Thursday.