Los Angeles Chargers prospect scouting report: Yodny Cajuste

The Los Angeles Chargers need help on the offensive line, mainly at the right tackle position.

Sam Tevi was a turnstile versus the New England Patriots in the playoffs. Consequently, the Patriots found a weakness and attacked it over and over again as a Super Bowl-winning coaching staff should. Obviously, the Chargers would want to add a new right tackle as soon as possible.

We will look at Yodny Cajuste, who was a stud left tackle for West Virginia University. Men his size do not usually move the way that he moves. When he gets out, his stance is aligned with his hips he has the ability to stay completely balanced. As told by Kyle Crabbs’  scouting report on Yodny Cajuste.

Short sets offer good snap out of stance and a balanced, well-framed posture on pass rushers. Changes stance on deeper sets to open hips and allow for a greater drive in kick slide. Needs to not get flat-footed after hinging vs. speed off the edge, will lose leverage.

As with all young players, Cajuste has a lot to learn as he grows and matures into the player that he may want to become. His deficiencies can be seen sometimes in his balance and hand usage can mostly be coached out of him. As Kyle Crabbs states with his writing report.

Balance –Some tightness rears its ugly head when trying to throw hands and stay upright in space. Issues also arise when the feet freeze, too many lapses of sliding the feet in protection, which compromises recovery ability with a missed strike.

Furthermore, his pass protection sets are what the Chargers should be looking for in a young tackle that they can groom into a left tackle someday in the NFL whenever Russell Okung decides to hang up the cleats.

He would be a great addition to an offensive line that needs to protect Philip Rivers, who we all want to see get to the Super Bowl at one point in his already Hall of Fame career.

Cajuste is listed anywhere from 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-5 and weighs anywhere from 310 to 315 pounds. It will be interesting to see how he grades out at the scouting combine and West Virginia’s pro day.

He has a second or third-round grade on him by most analysts and the Chargers could target him in the second round at pick No. 60. However, you could see him come off the board by that point and another team could even reach for him in the first round.

If the Chargers were to land Cajuste, he would be in immediate consideration for a starting spot along the offensive line.