The San Diego Chargers have signed an un-drafted rookie after the teams three-day mini-camp. Vi Teofilo was a starter at ASU at the guard position for three seasons. He continually proved his toughness by coming back after injuries to start 40 straight games for the Sun Devils. He is a tough man.
Making the Chargers is still a long road for this young man, but he has made it through the first hurdle. If he can continue to learn and improve on his weaknesses then he might prove to be a decent future lineman for the Bolts. Tom Telesco did well in bringing in this big lineman. Reports from Michael Gehlken have him signing with the team.
A tryout gone well: Chargers have signed former Arizona State guard Vi Teofilo following three-day rookie minicamp, source says.
— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) May 16, 2016
Here is a scouting report on Teofilo. It states that he has ability, but lacks certain characteristics necessary to become a viable lineman. Nobody questions his effort though, which in itself could make him into a great player. The Chargers obviously recognized something in the young man to give him a contract. With some quality coaching he could blossom.
It is no secret that the Chargers offensive line was atrocious last season. Constant injuries riddled the team and Philip Rivers had no foundation around him to rely on. Teofilo can provide more worth by working at center and long-snapper as well as guard. He has the versatility to pull it off and could be useful for the team eventually. You can never have too much depth at the offensive line position. The roster is starting to take shape, football is in the air.