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Chargers Draft Prospect: Oregon C Hroniss Grasu

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The San Diego Chargers are in desperate need for help up front on the offensive line. Oregon Duck Hroniss Grasu is a draft proespect the team should consider. 

The San Diego Chargers will be in desperate need for help up front on the offensive line in the offseason. They shuffled through too many guys to snap the ball at center to Philip Rivers during the year and need someone to take hold of the starting job for years to come.

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Veteran Nick Hardwick has not formally announced his retirement, but the writing is on the wall. After spending most of the year on the injured reserve, he likely will not come back for another season.

Chris Watt could be given a chance to play center in the coming year, but his best position for the future would be at guard. Chad Rinehart struggled in the starting lineup last season and could get pushed to a backup role. Having more stability at the center position could go a long way in helping him play back to a high level though.

There are a number of players that the Chargers could consider during the draft at center, but one name that we will keep our eyes on is Oregon Duck C Hroniss Grasu. He has spent 3 seasons as the Ducks starter at center. He would provide more experience at the position over Watt already. In the Ducks offense, he has to call the assignments at the line in a hurry with their hurry-up offense.

He could will be available for the Chargers on the 2nd day and should be considered with the 2nd round draft selection. He would help anchor that offensive line for years with D.J. Fluker, King Dunlap and Chris Watt. We would just need to see who would lock down the other starting job up front. We will find out if that spot will be at right tackle or at right guard.

Grasu is 6-foot-3, 297 pounds,  already possessing the frame of an offensive lineman for the NFL. He has impressed with his agility and balance in his college game. He would be a perfect player to add up front to the Chargers beat up offensive line.

Selecting Grasu early in the draft won’t be a sexy selection, but the team needs to find players up front that can create lanes to run through. This team needs people that can keep Philip standing. Grasu would be a player that would provide an instant impact to the offensive line. If he is available in round 2, he should be the selection for the Chargers without hesitation.

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