Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65) and guard Trai Turner (56) against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. LSU Tigers defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers O-Line Coach Works Out LSU OG Trai Turner

The San Diego Chargers were present during the LSU Pro Day on Wednesday and the Chargers Line Coach (assuming Coach Joe D.) was working out with LSU OG Trai Turner. Here is what Turner said about his day:

“I went over some film with the Chargers offensive line coach and then he worked me out. The head coach was there, too. I have a personal workout this week with the Lions tomorrow. I’m ready to get all that started. I have a workout with Tampa Bay Saturday and then I fly to Dallas Sunday. – Nola.com

The Chargers have interest in the big guard and he could be available during the middle rounds of the draft. He would provide depth in the middle of the offensive line and could push for a starting job after the seasons when Jeromey Clary‘s contract is up.

Turner could take a year to develop and learn from the other guys on the roster. He would serve as depth on the roster in his first season, then he could line up on the right side of the line with D.J. Fluker. He would be a solid option for the Chargers in the 4th round of the draft if he is available.

Here is a bit of a scouting report from CBS Sports on him:

STRENGTHS: Naturally large man with a square frame and long arms. Possesses good initial quickness off the snap for a man of his size, showing the ability to pull as well as release to find linebackers at the second level.

Latches on to his opponent with strong hands and can be overpowering, driving defenders backward and occasionally to the turf for the emphatic pancake block. Shows some lateral agility when he keeps his shoulders square, mirroring defenders in pass protection.

Some coachable flaws to his game which could be improved upon, giving him some legitimate developmental upside.


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  • Marcel West-Bailey

    Apparently we are also looking at Brock Coyle, LB from Montana, and Brian Wozniak, TE from Wisconsin

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      yea… we are all over that dude, but he is a late pick

      • Marcel West-Bailey

        the LB?

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          yea… Croyle

  • Julien Bélair

    I like when you post those informations Ernie. Thanks for that

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i do what i can bro

  • MVPizzle

    I’ll take 3

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon


  • Gunnar Martin

    I really like him. He reminds me of a better run blocking-Johnnie Troutman. He would be able to start right away too. Mathews would rack up tons of yards running to the right side behind him and DJ.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i think he would be able to start right away also. would likely steal a job if anyone went down with an injury

  • Daniel Sutter

    Been calling for this guy for a while now. If we could get Turner or Dozier in the 4th i would be. very happy.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i would love either of them in that round as well.. would be solid depth up front for the team

  • RZ

    You would think LSU would be able to afford larger Jerseys for those boys… ;-)

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahahhaha… just falling out of that top

  • Alter Ego

    Yeah Buddy…love him in the fourth – even if we move up to get him. Solid pick…great addition to compliment our big man swat team up front.