In a draft where the Chargers might take more than one offensive lineman, they continue getting quality starters. Tyler Biadasz was one of the best centers in the country and will be one of the first few picked in this draft.
He was the leader of the line at Wisconsin in his junior and senior seasons. At first glance, it’s surprising he’s so low in a lot of the mock draft rankings right now. He’s a late third or early fourth rounder. Before last season though, he could’ve been a first.
Injuries and some declining play have had a very visible effect on Bidadasz’s stock. He’s also not the strongest offensive lineman out there. His intelligence and versatility in many schemes makes him a good fit for any team. He’s probably a year away from starting, but that may actually work out perfectly for the Chargers.
Consider the center situation on the team. Mike Pouncey isn’t cleared to play at the moment. Even if he is, he probably only has a year left on the team with his contract up at the end of the year. Scott Quessenberry is decent, but he would really be the only center on the team without Pouncey. Dan Feeney is a natural guard who converts to center whenever he plays the position.
Biadasz could easily be the future starter at center for the Chargers. His football IQ will ultimately speak volumes to teams across the league. Nagging injuries took away some of his dominance in 2019, but there’s not much reason to believe that it’ll be a long term problem.