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Chargers Pick UConn DE Reyes In 2nd round

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SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 21: Kendall Reyes #99 of the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies is tackled by Eric Olsen #55 andSam Young #74 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on November 21, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 21: Kendall Reyes #99 of the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies is tackled by Eric Olsen #55 andSam Young #74 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on November 21, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have drafted Connecticut defensive end Kendall Reyes in the second round, another addition to a unit that was the worst in the NFL in allowing third-down conversions last year.

Reyes can play end or tackle. His selection with the 49th pick overall comes one year after the Chargers used their first-round pick on defensive end Corey Liuget. Liuget had a quiet rookie season.

Known mainly for his run-stuffing ability, Reyes had a career-high 46 tackles and was third on the team with 4 1/2 sacks last season.

He had 32 1/2 tackles behind the line of scrimmage in his career, 10th on the school’s all-time list.

The Chargers picked outside linebacker Melvin Ingram of South Carolina in the first round Thursday.

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