Chargers coach running drills for Tre’ Jackson


The San Diego Chargers had dinner with FSU G Tre’ Jackson and coach Joe D’Alessandris is running the o-line drills for his pro day on Tuesday. 

The San Diego Chargers are looking at a number of offensive linemen in the coming draft. They have looked at centers, guards and tackles this offseason. With all the versatility that is already on the Chargers roster up front, the team could look at adding a player at any position in the draft and the team would be able to rearrange the players up front in order to protect for Philip Rivers.

One of the players that the San Diego Chargers are interested in is Tre’ Jackson out of FSU. The Chargers had dinner with Jackson on Monday night before his Pro Day on Tuesday. Chargers offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris has been running the o-line drills for FSU. The team gets a first hand look at Tre’ Jackson and Cameron Erving.

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Jackson is one of the top guards in the draft and has been very productive during his college career. That is something that Tom Telesco values going into the draft. He would rather see production in the games over all the hype from the combine.

If Jackson were to join the San Diego Chargers he could be inserted at the right guard spot over Johnnie Troutman. Jackson is a thick lineman that would be able to bust open some holes in the run game. The offensive line would have King Dunlap at left tackle, Orlando Franklin at left guard, Chris Watt at center, Tre’ Jackson at right guard and D.J. Fluker at right tackle. That seems like a solid group that could protect Philip Rivers in the passing game. They really would excel at creating holes in the run game though.

Would Branden Oliver, Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown be the guys to take the ball in that run game? Will the team find another stud back to take the ball in the draft? The team might want to find another back that can handle a heavy load of carries on offense. Branden Oliver would likely be the main back if nobody is added and Danny Woodhead would get the opportunities on 3rd down.

Jackson will be a player that we will be looking out for in the 2nd and 3rd round when the Chargers selections come up. He would be a solid addition to the roster and would help solidify the offensive front.

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