The 2014 NFL Draft moved into its third day Saturday and with the 240th pick in Round 7, the San Diego Chargers chose Tevin Reese, a wide receiver from Baylor.
The 5-foot-10, 163-pound player started eight of nine games played in 2013, managing 38 catches for 867 yards and eight touchdowns before he broke his right wrist against Oklahoma, according to the NFL website.
His NFL bio says Reese boasts “freakish athleticism, including rare leaping ability,” among other strengths. He’s also touted as having good “short-area quickness” and “playmaking ability.”
Earlier in the day, the Chargers had the 201st pick in Round 6 and chose Marion Grice, a running back from Arizona State.
The 208-pound, 6-foot-tall player is known for his good balance and body control, according to the NFL website. His bio also says he “displays vision and elusiveness in the open field” and is a good receiver. He fumbled only once in the last two seasons.
Before that, with the 165th pick in Round 5, the Bolts chose defensive tackle Ryan Carrethers, formerly of Arkansas State.
The 6-foot-1, 337-pound player led his school to three consecutive championship games, according to the NFL website. He also lettered in wrestling.
Carrethers’ strengths, according to the NFL website, is his big, thick build, “sheer mass,” and “outstanding weight-room strength.”
Carrethers had eight tackles for a loss and four sacks last year, plus blocked two field goals. He scored a touchdown as a fullback, too.
At a media briefing on Friday, Verrett spoke about the excitement of being chosen first by the Bolts. He also got emotional when asked about his family, saying his parents have always supported him in all of his football achievement.
Two San Diego State University players were also drafted during Saturday's rounds.
Nat Berhe, a strong safety, was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round – the 152nd pick overall. In the next round, the Seattle Seahawks used the 208th pick overall to snag free safety Eric Pinkins.