The Chargers signed Matt Wilhelm, a linebacker from the National Championship Ohio State Buckeyes, today. He becomes the fourth draft pick to sign on the dotted line and will be in training camp on time when it begins July 22nd in Carson.
Wilhelm was chosen in the fourth round with the 112th pick overall and the only linebacker chosen by the Chargers in the draft.
A starting linebacker on Ohio State's 2002 National Championship team, Wilhelm was an all-conference selection who finished his career with 266 tackles, eight sacks, 44 stops for loss, three interceptions and four forced fumbles. His 41 stops behind line of scrimmage ranked sixth on the school's career-record list.
Wilhelm will immediately compete for the middle linebacker spot in San Diego against Zeke Moreno and Carlos Polk.
The Chargers have four unsigned draft picks: cornerbacks Sammy Davis (Texas A&M, first round) and Drayton Florence (Tuskegee, second), safety Terrence Kiel (Texas A&M, second) and safety Hanik Milligan (Houston, sixth).
Rob Adamson was released to make room for the signing of Wilhelm. As the next four players sign, a player will have to be released from the roster to make the training camp limit of 84 players (4 roster exemptions from NFL Europe).
Chargers Update Scouting Report to follow
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