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Los Angeles Chargers: A look at team’s defensive line depth chart

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Justin Jones #91 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Justin Jones #91 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 15: Jerry Tillery #99 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rushes against Devin Cochran #77 of the Vanderbilt Commodores at Notre Dame Stadium on September 15, 2018, in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Vanderbilt 22-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 15: Jerry Tillery #99 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rushes against Devin Cochran #77 of the Vanderbilt Commodores at Notre Dame Stadium on September 15, 2018, in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Vanderbilt 22-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Considered a weakness following the 2018 season, how does the Los Angeles Chargers’ defensive line stack up following the draft and some free-agent signings?

Offensive line and defensive line. While the Chargers have a loaded roster, it was hard to ignore how poorly they played in the trenches against the New England Patriots in the playoffs back in January. Though the team has few holes, those are two units where you don’t want to have them.

Tom Telesco went into free agency with a specific approach, deciding to re-sign the most experienced defensive lineman he had in Brandon Mebane. Meanwhile, Damion Square, Darius Philon and Corey Liuget were left to look for work elsewhere, though Square was recently brought back.

Philon joined the Arizona Cardinals and Liuget remains a free agent.

The team then found Jerry Tillery with its first-round pick and there aren’t many fans or analysts out there who think that was a bad move.

So how does the depth chart currently stack up along the defensive line? Of course, things could change between now and the time the season starts, but this will serve as a rough projection based on the players currently on the roster.

For a look at how the depth chart along the offensive line may currently look, view it here.

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