Nov 2, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs offensive linesman Gabe Jackson (61) in the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks defeated the Bulldogs 34-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers are going to find some help in the secondary this draft and will likely get some help with the pass rush, but an area that doesn’t get a lot of attention is that offensive line.
The Chargers still could use some players on that offensive line that will be holding down that front for the next several years. Jeromey Clary is a name that Bolt Beaters talk about a lot. Many people feel that he is not going to be the future at the position. We need to find someone who will be here down the road.
Clary does his work and does the dirty work, but he is holding down the job at this point because nobody else on the roster can take it from him. The Chargers could bring in some competition for that job this offseason through the draft by taking a player like Mississippi State OG Gabe Jackson.
Jackson is a big man who lines up and is looking to dominate players. He is looking to physically beat on them. We need a player with that type of attitude up front. We already have a nasty player with D.J. Fluker on the right side and having another one like Gabe Jackson would give us a physical team on offense. The running backs would love to run behind that front. With an offensive line like that and the clock control offense that we already have established, we could be dominating games by running it down their throats all over again.
Jackson is a player that we could consider in the 2nd or 3rd rounds of the draft. That usually is the time when most people want a pass rusher or a wide receiver, but a dominant offensive linemen could give this team a nice edge on offense.