Heading into the 2019 NFL draft, many fans and analysts would have said that the Los Angeles Chargers’ biggest weakness was the offensive line?
Anyone who watched the team get manhandled in the trenches on both sides of the ball by the New England Patriots last year would agree. The team couldn’t slow down Sony Michel, but right tackle Sam Tevi was reduced to a turnstile.
One popular thought was that the team would target a new right tackle in the first round of the draft. I certainly did when I put together my final mock draft.
Instead, Tom Telesco felt that Jerry Tillery was the right pick at that spot and it’s quite difficult to argue that he wasn’t. The Chargers then waited until the third round to draft a tackle, selecting Trey Pipkins out of Sioux Falls. He’s a project, but as the saying goes, “in Telesco we trust”, right?
How long it will take Pipkins to crack the starting lineup, or if he ever will, remains to be seen. Will the team roll Tevi out at right tackle to start the 2019 season? That too remains to be seen.
So how does the Chargers’ current depth chart at the offensive line look as of this moment? Let’s take a look.