During Monday's Media Night, SDBoltReport.com's Samantha Fillerup confirmed the Chargers have a private meeting set up later in the evening with Boston College DT B.J. Raji, a player projected to go to the Chargers in the latest mock draft by Scout.com's Draft Analyst Chris Steuber (to read the mock draft, click here).
B.J. Raji is an agile, quick player with fluid hips and a hunger for the game. He is versatile and equally adept at defending the run and the pass. Although he lacks some experience, as he had to redshirt the 2007 season due to academic reasons, his plans for Senior Bowl week are to prove he can live up to the expectations.
"I just want to show the coaches that I am a good competitor, I am worth everything that has been said about me," Raji said. "I'm a good teammate; I put the team first. I really don't think I am better than anybody, I am just here to compete."
Raji has already met with members of the Miami Dolphins staff and is scheduled to meet with the Detroit Lions and the Chargers.
Raji did well in practice on Monday and was able to adjust to different situations.
"Practice was good today. They actually had me doing some things I wasn't used to doing, but I adjusted pretty well I thought and it was good. I had a good time out here," he said.
Raji lacks great height (6'2"), but he is built low to the ground and extremely difficult to move off the line. His commitment has been questioned due to his academic ineligibility, but he is looking to demonstrate he is a different player than that.
As a senior, Raji racked up 42 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks after having sat out the previous year.
"The team that drafts me will get a competitor, a guy that loves to play the game of football, that's coachable, and puts the team first," he said.
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