Mel Kiper posted up his big board for the 2014 NFL Draft and it is looking pretty for the Chargers. Of the top 25 players on the board, 5 of them are left tackles that we could possibly add to the mix up front.
Here are the guys listed by Kiper:
4 Cyrus Kouandjio *AGE: 19 HT: 6-6 WT: 311 Alabama
6 Jake Matthews AGE: 21 HT: 6-5 WT: 305 Texas A&M
8 Taylor Lewan AGE: 21 HT: 6-8 WT: 308 Michigan
11 Antonio Richardson *AGE: 21 HT: 6-6 WT: 332 Tennessee
19 Cameron Erving *AGE: 20 HT: 6-6 WT: 308 Florida State
* juniors or draft-eligible redshirt sophomores are noted with an asterisk.
Two of the guys will be entering the draft for sure, while the other 3 will have to declare for it.
If the Chargers can find a vet to lock down the left tackle spot for a year, there could be a young tackle that they can pick up in the 2014 draft to lock it down for years. Already going into the 2014 draft, we know that we will probably have to pick up a left tackle. Hopefully they all declare and the Chargers will get some good options with the last pick in the first round.