FSU's Keith Williams on Rookie Seyi Ajirotutu

Looking for a training camp sleeper? Search no farther than Seyi Ajirotutu. The gifted athlete from Fresno State has everything the Chargers look for in a receiver. As FSU receivers coach Keith Williams points out in this exclusive interview, Ajirotutu has a chance to be the next Vincent Jackson ... minus the off-the-field problems.

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Seyi Ajirotutu (6-foot-3, 206 lbs.) is the brand of tall, athletic receiver the Chargers prefer. He caught San Diego's attention with a standout career at Fresno State in which he caught 129 passes for 1,997 yards and 12 scores. He cashed in on that interest after the NFL Draft, signing with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent.

For more on Ajirotutu, we speak with Fresno State receivers coach Keith Williams.

LaShana Marshburn: Tell us about your experience coaching Seyi.

Keith Williams: My experience was tremendous. He is a hard worker and has the hunger to learn. I had no problems out of him off the field. It was a very positive experience.

LM: Did you notice the Chargers paying any special interest to Seyi prior to the NFL Draft?

KW: When the scouts came by, I talked to them and they asked about Seyi. I knew they had been evaluating him.

  LM: How did the program at Fresno State prepare him for life in the NFL?

KW: He consistently improved from Day One to the point where he was very reliable. He continued to make big plays week by week and his knowledge of the game -- in terms of defensive recognition and just him as a total receiver -- improved each week. It became evident he was ready for the next level.

  LM: How do you feel he would be best utilized in San Diego?

KW: Coach [Norv] Turner does a good job with [big receivers] in the same way he uses Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd and those guys. If Seyi comes in and goes down the same path, he'll be the same type of receiver as those guys. He has the same type of qualities. He's a thick-bodied guy who can play the inside spot. I think if he just keeps the same routine that Coach Turner has in place he should be fine.

    LM: What kind of person is he off the field?

KW: He's a grade "A" person. He is very professional and very smart. He graduated with his degree his last semester. I had no problem with him off of the field.

LM: Where will he need to improve to boost his chances of making the roster?

KW: He is going to need to improve on making tough catches. He has terrific hands when he gets great separation. When he doesn't get great separation, he needs to corral the tough-but-catchable balls. Once he improves that, I think his chances of making the final roster will be high.

  LM: Are there any current NFL wide receivers you would compare him to?

KW: The guy he's playing with right now, Malcom Floyd, and Marques Colston of the New Orleans Saints.

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