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Chargers select Whitehouse's Dylan Cantrell in 6th Round of NFL Draft

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - The Los Angeles Chargers have taken an East Texas native in the 6th Round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Dylan Cantrell, a Whitehouse ISD alum who played wide receiver for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, looks to join the ranks of other #WreckEm products Michael Crabtree and Wes Welker in the pros.

During his time in Lubbock, Cantrell played in 46 games recording 158 receptions for 1,873 yards and 18 touchdowns.

According to NFL.com, Cantrell was a 5.12 prospect grade (better-than-average chance to make an NFL roster).

He is the second TTU WR taken in this year's draft behind Lufkin native Keke Coutee, who was picked up by the Houston Texans.

The Chargers also took the following players in this year's draft:

1) Round 1 (17th overall) - Derwin James, S, Florida State

2) Round 2 (48th overall) - Uchenna Nwosu, EDGE, USC

3) Round 3 (84th overall) - Justin Hones, DT, NC State

4) Round 4 (119th overall) - Kyzir White, S, West Virginia

5) Round 5 (155th overall) - Scott Quessenberry, C, UCLA

6) Round 7 (251st overall) - Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern

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