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Chargers Draft Son Of NFL Legend

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For years, Jerry Rice had the National Football League in a chokehold.

Widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver to ever lace them up, the San Francisco 49ers legend still holds the league’s all-time records in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns, and he played in an era that wasn’t as pass-happy as today’s.

Now, the Rice name will be back on the NFL gridiron.

The Los Angeles Chargers took USC star WR Brenden Rice in the seventh round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

With the No. 225 overall pick in the 2024 @NFLDraft, the @chargers select Brenden Rice!

📱: Stream on #NFLPlus

— NFL (@NFL) April 27, 2024

Rice was the No. 225 selection, and he’ll join one of the youngest and most promising wide receiver corps in the league.

The Chargers also took Georgia star Ladd McConkey in the second round of the Draft.

Rice is 22 years old and stands at 6-foot-2 and 208 pounds.

He logged 84 receptions for 1,402 yards and 16 touchdowns at USC after beginning his career in Colorado, and he’s coming off leading his team with 12 receiving touchdowns and earning Second Team All-Pac 12 honors last season as one of Caleb Williams’ preferred targets.

Now, he will take the field for a Chargers team that lost it’s two primary pass-catchers in Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.

And while scouts aren’t as high on him as they were on his father, he clearly has some privileged genes and a role model to get plenty of pointers to make it in the league.

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