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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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 26: Lucas Niang #OL35 of the TCU Horned Frogs speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 26, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 26: Lucas Niang #OL35 of the TCU Horned Frogs speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 26, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Lucas Niang, OT, TCU

Niang is one of the bigger tackle prospects in this draft class at 6-foot-7 and 328 pounds. This is a guy that the Chargers would really need to do a deep dive into with their homework if they were considering taking him as well.

Niang has had a serious hip injury and his work ethic has been questioned before as have issues with bad weight.

Unlike the two prospects mentioned before, Niang would be a right tackle, rather than a left tackle. He made 27 starts at that position during his college career at TCU.

He is a monster of a man with good length and impressive power. He can be a mauler in the run game and does a great job controlling the point of attack. At this point, he is a better run blocker than pass protector but if he can fix some small issues with his footwork, he can be stout in pass protection as well.

Taking Niang early in the second round might be seen as a bit of a reach but he may not be on the board when the Chargers go on the clock in round three. It would depend on which offensive linemen had been taken to that point, but the Chargers could do a lot worse for a future right tackle than this guy.

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