San Diego will have no trouble getting the inside scoop on McKillop. His college coach, Dave Wannstedt, is a good friend of Norv Turner from their days together with the Dallas Cowboys. Wannstedt has been effusive in his praise for his team's leading tackler, and it appears the Chargers are buying what he's selling.
LB Scott McKillop
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"Oh, you get the question, ‘Have you ever smoked marijuana?' They're asking you questions about your mom and dad and then they ask you if you have smoked marijuana. You knew the question was coming, but it comes out of no where," McKillop said.
McKillop is highly regarded for the way he conducts himself off the field, but he prefers to keep the focus between the hashes. He stands out because of his sideline-to-sideline range, his competitive spirit and his passion for the game.
Among his drawbacks are a lack of athleticism and his mundane measurables. He sometimes struggles to disengage from stronger offensive linemen, a flaw that could be even more exposed on the next level.
Nonetheless, he is confident he has plenty to offer an NFL team whether it's on defense or special teams.
"One of the things I know is they are going to want me to contribute on special teams initially," he said. "I didn't play [on defense] my first two years [at Pitt], so I was trying to be on special teams whenever I could."
Double-Dip with Darry
Scout.com's Ed Thompson has confirmed that the Chargers also met with LSU LB Darry Beckwith at the Combine. This is the second time the Chargers have met with Beckwith this offseason, also doing so at the Senior Bowl about a month ago.
To learn more about Beckwith and how he would fit with the Chargers, check out his exclusive interview with SDBoltReport.com from the Senior Bowl. Read More…
Tally Another Trojan
During the Senior Bowl, SDBoltReport.com confirmed that the Chargers met with USC linebacker Clay Matthews. Now, another Trojan linebacker can be added to list, but not high-profile stars Rey Maualuga or Brian Cushing. Instead, the Chargers met with USC LB Kaluka Maiava at the Combine.
To read the complete interview with Maiava, click here.
For the whole story on Matthews, click here.