Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: 3 offensive tackles to consider in second round

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 06: Prince Tega Wanogho #76 of the Auburn Tigers guards during a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 06: Prince Tega Wanogho #76 of the Auburn Tigers guards during a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 01: Josh Jones #74 of the Houston Cougars stands on the sideline during the first half against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on September 1, 2018, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 01: Josh Jones #74 of the Houston Cougars stands on the sideline during the first half against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on September 1, 2018, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Jones is another player with an unrefined game, but another one with a tremendous ceiling. Sometimes, the “safe” picks aren’t always the way to go.

Jones is 6-foot-5 and weighs in at 311 pounds, so while he isn’t a towering tackle, he has adequate size.

Every draft analyst is going to tell you his footwork is bad. That is a major knock on him. But there are few flawless prospects in any draft class and this would be a pick made with the positives in mind and his positives outweigh his footwork issues.

He has tremendous length and athleticism but as he showed during the 2019 season at Houston, he doesn’t rely only on those things as he did early in his career. He does possess some solid technique and a great offensive line coach, such as James Campen, will see that and smile knowing that so much potential is sitting right there for them.

Jones has the makings of being a long-term starter at the tackle position and is really only getting his feet wet when it comes to playing the position. Once he gets some time with a professional organization and some coaching that is focused directly on drawing out his true skills, look out.

This might be the best tackle in this draft that no one is talking about.

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