Chargers Draft

5 moves Chargers can make to play in Super Bowl 54

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 02: C.J. Mosley #57 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after a defensive stop against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 02: C.J. Mosley #57 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after a defensive stop against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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WACO, TX – NOVEMBER 19: Alex Barnes #34 of the Kansas State Wildcats celebrates his touchdown with Dalton Risner #71 of the Kansas State Wildcats against the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium on November 19, 2016, in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
WACO, TX – NOVEMBER 19: Alex Barnes #34 of the Kansas State Wildcats celebrates his touchdown with Dalton Risner #71 of the Kansas State Wildcats against the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium on November 19, 2016, in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Draft Dalton Risner

The overwhelming weakness of the Chargers is the offensive line and the fact that it just gets pushed around way too much. The process to make the line stronger in 2019 will require several steps.

The team has a good center in Mike Pouncey and a veteran left tackle in Russell Okung. Beyond that, the team needs some help as guys like Michael Schofield, Sam Tevi and Dan Feeney are likely best suited as rotational reserve players.

Getting Forrest Lamp on the field in 2019 should be one of the Chargers top goals, so long as he really is as good as we thought he was when the team drafted him. If he’s not, then the Chargers need to think about using two of their first four picks on offensive linemen to see what they can come up with.

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Regardless, Dalton Risner out of Kansas State should be considered with the No. 28 pick in the first round.

Risner won’t get pushed around. You simply will not push past this guy, he’s too stout. Edge rushers at the professional level might run around him, but nobody is running through him. Though he can play tackle, he might be best suited as a guard for that reason.

However, one of the best things about Risner’s game is that he is so incredibly versatile and could line up at any of the five positions on the line.

Like Hunt on the defensive line, Risner could come in and help establish a new, tougher mentality within the locker room.

His toughness, versatility, strength and readiness to be a pro player make for a pretty appealing combination.

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