Follett doesn't have great measurables, as he is undersized (6-foot-2, 235 pounds) and lacks blazing speed. However, his instincts and football IQ are both off the charts.
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"Coming from California, unless you are from USC, you are kind of a sleeper coming out of there. I hope to showcase my talent, go hard, and show the coaches what kind of player I am," Follett said.
"I know coming from [California], I know a lot of coaches were not able to see me, so this is my résumé statement and I want to show what kind of player I am," he said.
Follett certainly made a statement during Tuesday's practice, looking smooth in space and breaking up a pair of passes intended for tight ends out in the flat.
Once finished with Follett, Rivera moved on to chat with Larry English, a pass-rushing specialist from Northern Illinois.
English played 34 games in his college career and recorded 200 tackles and 23.5 sacks. He was named to the Bronko Nagurski Watch List for two straight seasons.
"I really just hope to show that I am a good athlete. I can do a lot of things. I can rush the passer; I can play the line; and I have the athleticism to run and cover things," English said.
English projects as an outside linebacker in San Diego's 3-4 defense, although he could also be used as a defensive end to add some spice to the pass rush. Last season, no Chargers defensive lineman finished with more than two sacks.