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King Dunlap Opened Up Training Camp On 1st Team


May 13, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tackle


Dunlap (77) at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

King Dunlap opened up training camp for the Chargers at left tackle. He got the first shot to start on the left side for the team and Max Starks worked with the second team. That will be one of the best competitions to watch during training camp. May the best man win.

I don’t care which one wins the starting job at left tackle. We just need someone to lock it down and take care of Philip Rivers‘ backside. The new offensive system will help protect Rivers with 3- and 5-step drops, but the new left tackle will still have to keep his man off Rivers.

I actually would rather have Dunlap win the job fair and square. Dunlap is still very young and is HUGE. The kid is 6-foot-9, 330 pounds. If he can hold down the position, then the Chargers can focus on different needs in the coming offseason.