Just wrote out the Chargers starting offense if the season started today and there still are a ton of question marks on the offensive line. The center position is locked in, but all other spots are up for grabs… And we wonder why Philip Rivers was having issues the last couple of seasons.
On defense, there are a ton of question marks all over the place too.
Here is how the defense looks right now:
NT – Cam Thomas – Aubrayo Franklin is gone and it’s Cam’s turn to take hold of the position.
DE – Corey Liuget – the youngster is a rising star. Sky is the limit for the kid
DE – Kendall Reyes – Kendall will benefit from a whole offseason and knows he is going into the season as the starter
OLB – Jarret Johnson – Double J is going to be the old man on the defense with all the changes in the offseason
ILB – Donald Butler – can he stay healthy for a whole season? We need him to be the anchor on the defense
ILB – Bront Bird – right now, Bird is the best option to start. Can Jonas Mouton actually contribute?
OLB – Melvin Ingram – time for the youngster to get some playing time and make an impact. He needs to make an impact
CB – Derek Cox – another guy that needs to be healthy. He will get the assignment against the opposing team’s best receiver.
CB – Shareece Wright – the kid has to step up and take that starting job. Marcus Gilchrist will challenge for the starting job and I am sure someone will be drafted to compete
FS – Eric Weddle – our best player on the roster. We need to get him some help
SS – Brandon Taylor – he is coming back from injury and has to fight to take that starting job
All over the roster, there are starting jobs that are up for grabs. Kids need to step up and take some jobs. Some kids will be drafted and compete for starting jobs as well. The defense is young. Kids will need to prove themselves.