According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the San Diego Chargers will be meeting with defensive tackle prospect Robert Nkemdiche on Wednesday afternoon.
This will be the second visit held between the Chargers and a University of Mississippi prospect this week, as they met with OL Laremy Tunsil on Monday afternoon.
Nkemdiche has experienced a quick descent on most draft boards over the last few months; he was projected to go as high as No.13 to the Philadelphia Eagles, but has fallen out of the first round entirely in Mel Kiper Jr’s latest mock draft.
The fall is due to concerns regarding his character.
With that in mind, it is likely that the Chargers would consider Nkemdiche with the No. 35 pick in the second round, rather than with the No. 3 overall selection.
Nkemdiche was the top rated high school prospect when he signed with Ole Miss in 2013, and recorded 81 tackles – 16 behind the line of scrimmage – in 29 games over his three seasons in Mississippi.
He made the switch from defensive end to defensive tackle in 2014, a move that helped Ole Miss improve on defense, as they led the FBS with only 13.8 points per game allowed.
Nkemdiche was an offensive threat as well in 2015, scoring two rushing touchdowns and adding a 31-yard receiving score.