Defensive end Deforest Buckner, one of the highest rated players in the upcoming 2016 NFL draft, visited with the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday, according to several sources.
Buckner, a four-year defensive end from University of Oregon, has been projected to go as high as No. 3 overall to the Chargers in some mock drafts, such as the most recent mock released by NFL Network’s Charles Davis.
Each organization has 30 visits allowed with prospects before each draft.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the team declined to comment on the nature of the visit, but seeing how high Buckner is on most draft boards, it is likely that the visit stems from the organization’s interest in drafting him.
Buckner fits in the 3-4 defensive scheme that the Chargers employ, and would be a nice addition to the staple of veteran players in the Charger’s front seven, including linebackers Manti Te’o and Melvin Ingram and defensive tackle Corey Liuget.
We will find out whether the Chargers liked what they saw from Buckner when the first round of the 2016 NFL draft commences on April 28.
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