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Pair of Chargers named to PFWA’s 2023 All-Rookie team

The Chargers got quite a bit of production from a pair of rookies this past season.

Those two were edge defender Tuli Tuipulotu and wide receiver Derius Davis, who were named to the 2023 All-Rookie team, voted by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).

Tuipulotu, the former second-round pick, was a monster off the edge, finishing with the second-most quarterback pressures among rookies (51) and an 88.4 run defense grade that only trailed greats Maxx Crosby, DeMarcus Lawrence and Khalil Mack.

Davis was drafted in the fourth round for his special teams skills, and it materialized in his first year as a pro, finishing with 24 returned punts for 385 total yards, second-most in the NFL.

Davis’ punt return average of 16.0 ranked first in the league, and he was one of eight players to return a punt for a touchdown, which came in Week 9 against the Jets on Monday Night Football.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire