Former Tennessee receiver Josh Palmer is officially off of the board. Palmer was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers in the third round, 77th overall.
Palmer barely scratched the surface of his potential during his time in Knoxville. He was forced to play in an offense that struggled at the quarterback position, prohibiting him from putting up any real big numbers. However, the flashes we saw were brilliant — just throw on the Georgia tape for a few examples.
Palmer is at his best attacking down the field and being put in position to win at the catch point. His 6-2 frame plays bigger, and that was on full display at the Senior Bowl back in January.
Interestingly enough, Palmer never topped 500 yards receiving in a single season. That was a combination of bad offense, struggling quarterbacks, and a crowded receiver room at times. In his final season in Knoxville, Palmer caught 33 passes for 475 yards and four touchdowns.
He now joins an up and coming Chargers team, which already features Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Palmer will now get to catch passes from Justin Herbert, who was fantastic in his rookie season. He has a nice shot at settling into a WR4 role pretty quickly in Los Angeles.