The Chargers will be looking to the draft to shore up the interior part of their defensive line.
According to Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline, Los Angeles has had a pre-draft meeting with former UCLA defensive tackle Otito Ogbonnia.
Ogbonnia tallied 76 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and six passes defended in his four seasons with the Bruins.
At 6-foot-4 and 324 pounds, Ogbonnia’s time as a former shot putter shows up on the football field as he wins with brute strength and good hand usage to control and move defenders.
Ogbonnia was primarily a nose tackle in the Bruins’ defense, but he occasionally bounced out to a 3-tech. At the next level, he projects best as a two-gapping nose tackle, where he would see the field on run downs.
Ogbonnia currently projects as a fourth or fifth-round pick.