Chargers sign a friend of Gates

The San Diego Chargers have signed yet another undrafted free agent, and the player is a good friend of Antonio Gates

Markus Curry, a cornerback from Michigan, was signed by the Chargers. While teammate Ernest Shazor went to Arizona, Curry was happy to sign with the Bolts because they did not draft anyone for the secondary during the draft:

"It's a great situation for me," he said.

Markus Curry School: Michigan
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 181 40: 4.68 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who posted 33/3/3 as a senior after a junior campaign of 49/12/2 when he was an All-Conference player.

Positives: Tough, undersized corner best facing the quarterback. Can pedal in reverse, turn his hips and get vertical to defend the throw. Keeps the action in front of him, battles to defend the throw and helps out in run support. Runs well laterally with opponents.

Negatives: Mentally hesitant reacting to receivers' moves off the line and does not always judge or time his defenses correctly. Slow getting his head back around to locate the ball and has difficulty in man-to-man coverage. Slow reacting to receivers' moves off the line.

Analysis: A secondary prospect with solid size/speed numbers, Curry is best in a zone system, facing the play. Coming off a poor senior campaign, he has character issues that will be investigated, yet possesses the natural skills to be a nickel or dime back at the next level.

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