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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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Tackle

Starters: Russell Okung, Sam Tevi

Backups: Zachary Crabtree, Trent Scott

Third-string: Trey Pipkins, Blake Camper

Like it or not, Tevi is definitely still a starter with this bunch around him. The team would like to see Pipkins step up sooner rather than later but coming from a small school and not facing the kind of talent he will at this level will bring an adjustment period. How quickly he can adjust will likely determine how long the team rides Tevi.

At Sioux Falls, he allowed just two sacks in 43 games. That is an impressive statistic to be sure, but how much weight can we put behind it?

There will be ample opportunity for Scott, Crabtree and Camper to step up as well. Each of those players came into the league via the undrafted free-agent route an at least one of them has a good chance to make the final roster.

Of course, much like the guard position, Telesco could choose to make a move to upgrade the tackle unit by grabbing a player off the street or looking for a trade. That’s not how he usually operates, but the idea can’t be dismissed completely.

This is how the depth chart currently looks at this point in the offseason.

Projected starters: Okung, Feeney, Pouncey, Schofield, Tevi

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