Chargers Sign First-Round DT Jerry Tillery


The Los Angeles Chargers announced that they’ve signed first-round DT Jerry Tillery to a four-year rookie contract.

This leaves just two unsigned draft picks from the Chargers’ 2019 class:

Pick Round Player Pos. College Note
28. 1. Jerry Tillery DT Notre Dame Signed
60. 2. Nasir Adderley S Delaware  
91. 3. Trey Pipkins OT Sioux Falls  
130. 4. Drue Tranquill LB Notre Dame Signed
166. 5. Easton Stick QB
200. 6. Emeke Egbule OLB Houston Signed
242. 7. Cortez Broughton DT Cincinnati Signed

Tillery, 22, was the No. 28 overall pick by the Chargers out of Notre Dame. He is considered one of the top interior defensive prospects in this year’s draft class.

According to, Tillery receives a four-year, $11,422,158 rookie contract including a $6,327,024 signing bonus. 

Lance Zeirlein compares Tillery to Steelers DL Stephon Tuitt.

During his four-year college career at Notre Dame, Tillery recorded 133 tackles, 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles over the course of 42 games.

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