Rams, Chargers hold draft party at Inglewood stadium site


May 3, 2018

INGLEWOOD — The two teams who will be sharing a football stadium in three years got together April 28 to celebrate the final day of the 2018 NFL Draft at the stadium site with fans and local officials.

The Chargers had four draft picks to announce over the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds of the draft.

They flew in first-round draft selection, Florida State defensive back Derwin James, to help announce their picks. James was the 17th pick overall on the opening night of the draft April 26.

The Chargers drafted Virginia safety Kyzir White in the fourth round, UCLA offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry in the fifth round, Texas Tech wide receiver Dylan Cantrell in the sixth round and Northwestern running back Justin Jackson in the seventh round.

They’ll be joining James, outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu, drafted in the second round out of USC; and Justin Jones, a defensive tackle from North Carolina State drafted in the third round.

The Rams added 11 players in the last four rounds of the draft.

They included: Joseph Noteboom (89th overall), a tackle from TCU, drafted in the third round; Brian Allen (111th overall), an offensive lineman from Michigan State, drafted in the fourth round; John Franklin (135th overall), a defensive end from Stephen F. Austin, drafted in the fourth round; Micah Kiser (147th overall), a linebacker from Virginia, drafted in the fifth round; and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (160th overall), an outside linebacker from Oklahoma, drafted in the fifth round.

Other late draft picks were John Kelly (176th overall), a running back from Tennessee, drafted in the sixth round; and Jamil Demby (192nd overall), an offensive lineman from Maine, drafted in the sixth round; Sebastian Joseph (195th overall), a defensive lineman from Rutgers, drafted in sixth round; Trevon Young (205th overall), an outside linebacker from Louisville, drafted in the sixth round; Travin Howard (231st overall), a linebacker from TCU, drafted in the seventh round; and Justin Lawler (244th overall), a defensive lineman from SMU, drafted in the seventh round.

 

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