Chargers Rumors: Los Angeles has pre-draft meeting with Darrynton Evans

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Recent Chargers rumors are that they had a pre-draft meeting with Darrynton Evans of Appalachian State. Could he be a potential late-round target?

As we get closer to the NFL Draft, recent Chargers rumors have been about what the plan will be for the big day.

Since the franchise decided to not bring back Philip Rivers this offseason, it seems very likely that they will be drafting a quarterback in the first round. However, with the sixth overall pick, the Chargers might look to move up or even potentially down to select the guy that they want.

While quarterback is the most pressing issue for the Chargers, they also lost a very good running back this offseason, After holding out last season, Melvin Gordon decided to leave for the Denver Broncos this offseason, as he will now be a division rival.

Even though losing Gordon hurts, the Chargers seem to be comfortable with what they have at the running back position. While they might not look to add a running back early in the draft, the possibility of them adding one late is certainly there.

Recently, it was reported by Josh Edwards of CBS Sports that the Chargers had a FaceTime meeting with Darrynton Evans of Appalachian State.

With the loss of Gordon, but yet a comfortable feeling about the position going into the season, the Chargers looking at potential late-round running backs makes sense. Since Evans is from App State, he isn’t a household name. However, he was able to have himself a nice career in college.

Last season at App State, Evans totaled 1,480 rushing yards, 18 rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns, and one touchdown returned on a kickoff. Evans was able to do it all pretty well at App State, but since it wasn’t in a major conference, you have to take those stats with a grain of salt.

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Evans is going to be a tiny running back in the NFL at just around 200lbs. With not the best speed, he likely won’t be a Pro Bowl running back. However, he might be able to find his way onto the roster and get some touches for himself.