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Drue Tranquill's strengths were on full display in his first preseason action

Rookies received the bulk of the workload in Week 1 of the NFL preseason, which remains an excellent opportunity to showcase their skillset. Los Angeles Chargers rookie linebacker Drue Tranquill accomplished that, shocking no one, as he left Notre Dame and with quite the lengthy resume.

Tranquill entered the 2019 NFL Draft as the fifth-ranked linebacker on PFF’s Big Board, but before that, he produced a year in which he earned an 80.9 overall grade, aiding Notre Dame's run to the College Football Playoff.

When looking at his two-year production, Tranquill played 350-plus coverage snaps in each of the last two seasons and surrendered zero touchdowns on 87 targets. His 92.5 two-year coverage grade ranks first among FBS linebackers with 100-plus snaps.

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