A Free Agent that Fits the Chargers

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers tackle Bruce Campbell (73) and tight end Brandon Williams (86) celebrate a touchdown while playing against the Chicago Bears at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports
Up on ESPN’s Insider page, they have some of the best remaining free agents and where they fit best in the league. The San Diego Chargers were mentioned on the list and it actually is something that makes sense. Here is the player that they thought fit the Chargers:

Bruce Campbell | OT
Best fit: San Diego Chargers

Campbell is a measurables player. Few have his combination of raw, physical traits, as he stands close to 6-foot-7, was a combine beast and looks the part in gym shorts. Trouble is, he’s been exceptionally inconsistent on the field during his NFL career and just doesn’t project as a starter, and definitely not a long-term starter. Joe D’Alessandris is one of the highly regarded teachers in the NFL along the offensive line, and while the Chargers wouldn’t want Campbell to be their starting left tackle, he has positional flexibility to play guard and could be a project for D’Alessandris to try to mold.

That is a big dude and Tom Telesco loves having those huge bookends. Campbell could learn a ton from Coach Joe D. and the team could use some depth at the position. Mike Harris is the best backup on the roster, but he is coming off of an injury and could add some versatility onto the offensive front. This would be a nice pickup for the Chargers.