Former USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (42) was among five draft picks signed by the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday. Photo by Juan Ocampo/UPI .... | License Photo
The Los Angeles Chargers signed five draft picks, the team announced Friday.
While first-round selection Derwin James has yet to come to terms, Los Angeles signed linebackers Uchenna Nwosu and Kyzir White, offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry, wide receiver Dylan Cantrell and running back Justin Jackson to four-year deals.
Nwosu, a second-round pick out of USC, posted 20.5 tackles for loss, 20 passes defensed and 12.5 sacks in 53 career games with the Trojans.
White played both safety and linebacker at West Virginia. The fourth-round selection notched 94 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and two forced fumbles in 2017.
Quessenberry was taken in the fifth round out of nearby UCLA. He started all 13 games at center last season, earning Pac-12 honorable mention honors.
Cantrell, a 6-foot-3, 226-pounder who was selected in the sixth round, had a big season in 2017 with 71 receptions for 816 yards and seven touchdowns.
Seventh-round pick Jackson was the leading rusher in school history at Northwestern, piling up 5,440 career yards. He was only the ninth player in NCAA history to eclipse 1,000 yards rushing in each of his four seasons.
James and unsigned third-round pick Justin Jones are still expected to participate in the team's minicamp.