San Diego Chargers: Best and Worst Case Scenario for 2014 Rookies

By Ryan Posner
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Chris Watt (G, 6-2, 231)

Best Case Scenario:  When the Chargers picked Watt out of Notre Dame, it was almost as if you could hear Chargers fans all around San Diego cheering at the fact Jeromey Clary may be on his way out.

Watt is regarded as many scouts as one of the safer picks in the draft who can start from day one at RG. At the moment it’s still Clary’s position, but after a recent report by Michael Gelken of the UT, that claimed Clary had two different surgeries in the offseason, Watt may not have to wait long for his chance.

San Diego is only one year removed from having one of the worst OL’s in the NFL, and picking a guy like Watt not only added depth, but also a definite starter for the future.,

Looking even further into the future, Watt may be a potential replacement for long-time C Nick Hardwick, who is on the brink of retirement.

Worst Case Scenario: It’s hard to picture a scenario where Watt is not starting at some point this season considering the Chargers injury history, but the team does have decent depth at G coming into 2014.The Bolts re-signed Rich Ohrnberger, and are bringing back Johnnie Troutman, who both provide depth at G, and Watt will have to outplay them, just to have a chance at getting a crack at Clary.

Troutman showed great signs of development last year when called upon, and Ohrnberger is a veteran presence that Mike McCoy can trust. Watt is highly regarded through the system, but he won’t be handed the job out of camp.

Not to mention, the Bolts could always stick with Clary, a fate worse than death for most Chargers fans.