May 13, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tackle King Dunlap (77) at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
It sounds like King Dunlap is ahead in the race for the left tackle job. Dunlap has been out for a few practices resting an injury and the offensive line has not been as good without him in there. The pass rush was all over Rivers yesterday during practice.
Dunlap should be back in practice today and will likely take back his spot back on the left side of the line. Max Starks would currently be the swing tackle and could fill in at right tackle or left tackle.
The reports on D.J. Fluker from camp have not been that impressive to start out also. He is a hard worker, a leader and has a great attitude, but he still has things that he has to work on. If that is the case, we might want to move Max Starks over to the right side.
Would the team want to put their first round draft pick on the bench though? They could move him inside and place him at right guard also, but they should probably start making steps toward that soon. If they do move Fluker over, that would make everyone’s favorite Chargers, Jeromey Clary, expendable.
Will be interesting to see this o-line shuffle as camp progresses.