San Diego Chargers list of needs going into offseason
By Ernie Padaon
The San Diego Chargers have some big needs heading into the offseason. Here is a few of the needs that the team will be looking to fill.
Who will be up front on the Chargers next season? The center position will be a huge hole to fill for the Chargers. Chris Watt has not done anything to show that he can be a starting center in this league and he likely would be better placed at the guard position.
The tackle spot is a huge question mark with all the injuries that we suffered last season. Can King Dunlap stay healthy? Can the team bring back Joe Barksdale to lock down the right side of the line? Is DJ Fluker the answer at right guard? Is he better as a right tackle?
The Chargers could take a tackle with their first pick in the draft and that will move a number of people around on the line again. The team may not re-sign Barksdale based on the draft pick.
A center will be the top priority on the offensive line. The interior of the line needs the most help.
Corey Liuget is the only good starter on the defensive line. If Joey Bosa is available with the 3rd selection in the draft, then the team just landed a miracle and will have to make that move. The defensive line has been ignored through the draft for the last few seasons and now is the time for the team to find someone that can help immediately.
A solid nose tackle would be huge for everyone on the defense. We have not had a solid nose tackle on the roster since we let Aubrayo Franklin walk away. We need to find a young stud to take over that spot and take on some people up front.
Eric Weddle is going to leave and we don’t have anyone on the roster to fill his spot. We need to find someone that can make some plays in the secondary. They will get the opportunity to work with Jason Verrett and should get plenty of opportunities to make some plays.
Malcom Floyd is done at the end of the year and the team needs to find another threat opposite of Keenan Allen. Floyd also was someone that was able to stretch the field. Stevie Johnson is a solid playmaker when healthy, but the team still needs another threat on offense at receiver. Dontrelle Inman seems like a solid backup and Tyrell Williams showed flashes, but the team needs to bring in more players to compete for playing time.