Chargers scouting report: Mitch Meeuwsen

A look at free safety Mitch Meeuwsen after his addition to the San Diego Chargers on a future contract.

Mitch Meeuwsen School: Oregon State
Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 214 40: 4.71 Year: 5Sr

Bio: All-Conference and All-American selection as a senior after 72/6/9. Totaled 52/6/4 as a junior after 40/5/7 during his sophomore year.

Positives: Productive collegiate safety with marginal range for the next level. Instinctive, stays with assignments, and does a nice job patrolling center field. Patient, keeps the play in front of him and remains alert throughout the action. Explodes up the field in run defense, takes good angles to the action and wraps up tackling. Reads the quarterback, immediately locates the ball, then quickly breaks on the throw. Recently ran a 4.55-forty at Pro-Day.

Negatives: Has difficulty in man-to-man coverage situations and possesses only average playing speed. Late getting to the spot laterally and cannot recover.

Analysis: An intelligent defender who makes plays based on great instincts, Meeuwsen has been reliable throughout his college career. Should be effective in a two-deep system that reduces his lateral area assignments.

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