Chargers pick Buchanan Award winner Emanuel in fifth round

Chicago, IL ( – The San Diego Chargers selected 2014 Buck
Buchanan Award winner Kyle Emanuel from North Dakota State in the fifth round
of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Emanuel was the No. 153 overall selection.

Emanuel was a runaway winner of top defensive honors in the FCS last season
while NDSU went on to win its record fourth straight national title. His senior
class posted a 58-3 record over the last four seasons.

Emanuel played in all 61 career games, with 49 starts, at defensive end. He is
expected to transition to outside linebacker in the NFL.

He collected 41 sacks in his career, including 19.5 as a senior – the FCS
seasonal high along with 32.5 tackles for loss

“Good instincts, fights off his blocks … he’s just relentless,” ESPN analyst
Todd McShay said.