Chargers should look to draft a new right tackle
I feel the best route for the team to land an upgrade over Barksdale is in the draft. While guys like Mike McGlinchey or Notre Dame and Orlando Brown of Oklahoma could be off the board before the Chargers come up in the second round, the team should look to take one of the three tackles listed below in the second or third round of the draft.
Isaiah Wynn, Georgia: This guy should start rising up the boards right about now. He’s one of the best run-blocking tackles in this draft as he helped opened lanes for Nick Chubb and Sony Michel while helping the Bulldogs reach the national championship game.
Desmond Harrison, West Georgia: Don’t look at the fact that Harrison played at West Georgia and automatically dismiss him. He actually began his college playing career at Texas but was kicked off the team by former head coach Charlie Strong after failing some drug tests. However, he is one of the most athletic tackles in this draft.
Kolton Miller, UCLA: I really like this kid. He was responsible for protecting Josh Rosen’s blind side at UCLA. He’s a 6’8″, 310-pound kid from Roseville, California. The Chargers could keep him close to home by selecting him. He could improve his overall strength, but his athleticism and ability to protect the quarterback make him a terrific prospect.
If the Chargers could get the defensive tackle they likely covet in the first round and then make a move (even if they have to trade up) to get one of these guys in the second round, this draft would already be a huge success.