Predicting the Chargers Starting Lineup

By Mike Murray

Who needs to wait for the Chargers training camp to even start before we start predicting starters?  I don’t.  Now that the draft is over we have all of the key pieces.  Plus what else are we going to do for the next 10 weeks while we wait for camp to start?

Here is my take on what the starting lineup might look like come opening day.

Oct 19, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) yells down the line in front of running back Branden Oliver (43) during the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

OffenseQB – RiversRB – GordonLT – DunlapLG – FranklinC – RobinsonRG – SirlesRT – FlukerTE – GatesTE/Slot – Phillips/AllenWR1 – JohnsonWR2 – Floyd

Robinson and Sirles are the big surprises there.  In my opinion Watt looked lost at times playing center last year.  I thought Robinson did a better job and I expect him to beat out Watt for the job.  I think Sirles is TTs card up the sleeve.  I think there is more to this hobbit than meets the eye.

DefenseDT – LiugetNT – CarrethersDT – MathewsOLB – AttaochuILB – PerrymanILB – ButlerOLB – IngramCB – FlowersCB – VerrettSS – WilsonFS – Weddle

The big surprise here is Perryman over Teo.  Why?  I have not seen much out of Teo other than foot injuries and an interception of Tom Brady on a poorly underthrown ball.  If Brady throws that ball a foot higher its an easy touchdown.  Anyway, I expect Butler to return to form and him and Perryman to be starters in the middle.

Mathews over Reyes, is that a surprise?  Mathews got more playing time near the end of last season.  I expect him to win that spot in camp.  As well as Carrethers winning the NT job.

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