The Los Angeles Chargers selected Delaware safety Nasir Adderley with the 60th overall pick in the second round Friday night, giving them someone to pair with Derwin James in the secondary.

James made an instant impact last season at strong safety and was an Associated Press All-Pro selection. The Chargers did not have a true free safety, however.

Jahleel Addae started all 18 games at free safety last season but was released before free agency started. The biggest reason the Chargers released him was that he was better suited as a strong safety.

FILE - At left, in a Nov. 1, 1970, file photo, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Herb Adderley (26) intercepts a Philadelphia Eagles pass in the fourth quarter of a football game, in Dallas. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – At left, in a Nov. 1, 1970, file photo, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Herb Adderley (26) intercepts a Philadelphia Eagles pass in the fourth quarter of a football game, in Dallas. (AP Photo/File)

Rayshawn Jenkins and Jaylen Watkins also can play free safety, but both are unproven.

Adderley, who had 11 interceptions during his college career, is the highest-drafted player from Delaware since Joe Flacco went 18th overall to Baltimore in 2008. The Blue Hens have had three players drafted since Flacco, but one went in the fourth round and the other two were selected in the fifth round.

Nasir Adderley is the cousin of Pro Football Hall of Famer Herb Adderley, who won three Super Bowl titles with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys.

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