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LA Chargers: Five players to watch at the scouting combine

By Devon Auriemma
OXFORD, MS - SEPTEMBER 15: Jedrick Wills Jr. #74 of the Alabama Crimson Tide guards during a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
OXFORD, MS - SEPTEMBER 15: Jedrick Wills Jr. #74 of the Alabama Crimson Tide guards during a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 10: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks off the field with Jedrick Wills Jr. #74 after being sacked in the third quarter against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 10: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks off the field with Jedrick Wills Jr. #74 after being sacked in the third quarter against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Wills is one of the top offensive tackles in this class. He is a strong and athletic lineman, who has protected Tagovailoa’s blindside over the past few seasons.

Wills has only played right tackle during his time at Alabama, so it will be interesting to see how he does during some of the drills at the combine. Someone with his size, athleticism and technique should not have a problem making the transition to left tackle if he is asked to.

With the interviews and drills this week, we could get a better look at how and where he will project at the next level.

WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 30: Jordan Love #10 of the Utah State Aggies rolls out against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the second half of their game at BB&T Field on August 30, 2019, in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest won 38-35. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 30: Jordan Love #10 of the Utah State Aggies rolls out against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the second half of their game at BB&T Field on August 30, 2019, in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest won 38-35. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

The Chargers could look to draft Love at six depending on what happens in the picks prior, but that might seem like a reach to draft him that early.

Love did not have the best weapons around him at Utah State, so it will be interesting how he does with some of the best receivers in college football. We already know that Love is a mobile quarterback with a big arm, but one of the areas where he struggles most is during his progressions.

Like Herbert, he tends to lock onto his first read for too long which can result in taking a sack, forcing a bad throw or missing an open receiver. While Love may not be the selection at six, there’s a chance he could fall into the second round and if the Chargers happen to not select Herbert or Tagovailoa, they should jump at the opportunity to draft Love.

I would not be surprised if the Chargers happen to trade back into the first round if he continues to fall. Pairing Love and someone like Wills would be an amazing draft for the Chargers if they make the move.

Who else should Chargers fans be watching at the combine?

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