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Dylan Cantrell drafted 191st overall by Los Angeles Chargers

Dylan Cantrell was selected in the sixth round, 191st overall by the Los Angeles Chargers.

After Tech’s top wide receiver in 2017 was taken by the Houston Texans, we saw the Red Raiders’ second best option be drafted a couple rounds later by another Red Raider. Former Texas Tech player Anthony Lynn, the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, selected Cantrell in the sixth round. This is a team we thought could draft Cantrell. This is from our preview last month:

Another team is the Los Angeles Chargers or San Francisco 49ers. Both teams have pretty good quarterbacks at the helm in 2017 and didn’t score much in the red zone. And Chargers aren’t likely to draft another tight end after taking Hunter Henry a couple years ago.

For Cantrell, this is a chance to make a roster. We weren’t sure if he would be drafted, but he gets a shot in the sixth round. He gets put in an organization that was done a good job with receivers and tight end, with some of the most underrated guys in the league with Los Angeles

For the Chargers, the wide receiver core is pretty deep with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams among others. However, they don’t really have a red zone threat. They were near in the bottom of the league in converting red zone opportunities into touchdowns, where they ranked 28th in the league at 46.81%. Antonio Gates is almost done with career and Hunter Henry is young, so they may want another option for Phillip Rivers.

Congrats to Cantrell!

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