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How does Chargers’ offensive line depth chart shape up following NFL draft?

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Dan Feeney #66 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts from the bench with his team traling 17-12 during the second quarter at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Dan Feeney #66 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts from the bench with his team traling 17-12 during the second quarter at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Center

Starter: Mike Pouncey

Backup: Scott Quessenberry

Third-string: Tanner Volson

There isn’t a lot to talk about here. Pouncey is the starter and there won’t be anything that changes that aside from an injury. He started in all 16 games for the team last year, his first in Los Angeles and qualified for the Pro Bowl.

Quessenberry was the team’s fifth-round pick last season and he suited up in 15 games as a rookie. Pouncey will be a free agent after the season and Quessenberry could be the guy the team pegs as his replacement should it choose not to re-sign the veteran.

Volson is an undrafted rookie out of North Dakota State and was the center for Easton Stick, this year’s fifth-round pick. He will have his work cut out for him if he is going to be anything more than a practice squad guy, but he comes from a highly successful program and should be motivated to play with his college teammate beyond this summer.

The Chargers are solid at the center position and this wouldn’t be considered a position of weakness. If Pouncey can play at a Pro-Bowl level again, the team can’t ask for much more.

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