Round 1: San Diego Selects OLB Larry English
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Posted Apr 25, 2009

With Selection 16 in Round 1, San Diego selects OLB Larry English, Northern Illinois. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Larry English - OLB - Northern Illinois
Team San Diego Chargers
Pick Round 1, Selection 16 (16 Overall)
Combine Stats Ht: 6021v   Wt: 255v   Forty: 4.83v  
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Chris Steuber Ranking
#36 out of 357 overall
#4 at OLB
English is a relentless defender who plays with a non-stop motor. He’s a tweener who has the talent to be a special DE, but lacks the size. He flashes a quick first step, good strength off the edge and blinding closing speed that abruptly hits the quarterback. He moves well in space, showing good awareness and tackling ability. He has strong hands and is able to defend against the pass.
Tom Marino's Ranking
#48 out of 501 overall
#10 at OLB
Adam Caplan's Flash Analysis Here's a case of a player who had a terrific senior season and followed that up with a great set of practices during Senior Bowl week. English should see time in back of veteran OLB Shaun Phillips this season, but could start down the line if the team doesn't wind up re-signing OLB Shawne Merriman.
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