With the 151st overall pick, the LA Chargers select: Charlie Heck, OT, North Carolina
After not seeing the LA Chargers select a single offensive lineman in the first four picks you might be thinking to yourself “what the heck, the Chargers need to improve the offensive line?”
Realistically, I do not think the Chargers are going to select a tackle in the first two rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft, which is what a lot of people think they are going to do. The right side of the line is shored up with Bryan Bulaga and Trai Turner and even with uncertainties around Mike Pouncey, Scott Quessenberry is more than adequate enough to start at center.
I am a bit higher on left tackle than most people because I think the competition between Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney for the position is going to drive one of them to play up to their potential and I think the Chargers are going to bank on the potential that Trey Pipkins showcased last season at left tackle.
For now, the Chargers could use the draft to draft a swing tackle with potential that could fill in for the time being if the wheels fall off for Pipkins. If all goes terrible this year, then the Chargers could use a first on a tackle next year.
Charlie Heck is the right guy to draft for that role. While he still struggles with some of the fundamentals, he is built like an NFL offensive tackle and at the very least is going to be an above-average run blocker.
With his size and the dynamic of him coming from a smaller football school and maybe not getting the love he deserves, Heck would be an exciting fifth-round pick with some potential upside.