Los Angeles Chargers draft Uchenna Nwosu, social media reacts

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Uchenna Nwosu won’t have to travel far to pursue his NFL dreams after the Los Angeles Chargers picked him up in the draft. How’d social media react to the pick?

There was always a good chance that the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft would be an active one for USC Football.

Shortly after running back Ronald Jones II was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers early on Day 2, Uchenna Nwosu joined the party.

The Los Angeles Chargers made the USC linebacker their second round choice on Friday evening, keeping him in Southern California for the foreseeable future.

The biggest storyline from Nwosu’s new NFL home is how close to home it is. Nwosu went to high school at Narbonne, went to college at USC and will now play pro football with the Chargers in LA.

Of course, Nwosu’s teammates jumped all over the opportunity to congratulate the linebacker. In particular, Chargers’ linebacker Hayes Pullard had good reason to be pumped up by the pick.

USC’s coaches also sent their well wishes to Nwosu, though a pair of support staffers also ended up engaging in some playful ribbing over the linebacker.

What are the Chargers getting from Nwosu. Analysts on Twitter pointed to his speed and pass rush ability, as well as his great versatility.

Finally, one account offered up some useful knowledge for any Chargers fans who aren’t yet familiar with the pronounciation of Nwosu’s name.

Nwosu will now get to work proving that his All-American level at USC was just the beginning.