No draft drama this year: Chargers reach deal with first round pick


TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09:  Wide receiver Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson Tigers makes a reception against defensive back Anthony Averett #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Gam

Last year's acquisition of defensive end Joey Bosa paid off major dividends for the Chargers, as the No. 3 overall pick was named Defensive Player of the Year despite missing four games during his rookie season. There was a little bit of controversy, however, as a contract dispute held Bosa out until August 29, 2016 -- just days before the season began.

There will be no such drama this year.

The Chargers reached a four-year deal with No. 7 overall pick Mike Williams this week, as well as four other draft picks.

Per Chargers.com:

Five of the seven members of the Los Angeles Chargers’ 2017 draft class officially signed their contracts on Thursday as WR Mike Williams, G Forrest Lamp, CB Desmond King, OT Sam Tevi and DE Isaac Rochell put pen to paper. Each player inked a four-year deal.

Along with third-round pick Dan Feeney and fourth-round selection Rayshawn Jenkins, the entire draft class is expected to participate in the team’s rookie mini camp, which begins on Friday.

Williams was Clemson's leading receiver during last season's national title run, racking up 98 receptions, 1,361 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns.

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