Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Bolt Beat’s composite Chargers big board

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 13: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers embraces Isaiah Simmons #11 during the College Football Playoff National Championship held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 13: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers embraces Isaiah Simmons #11 during the College Football Playoff National Championship held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images) /
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LA Chargers composite big board: 5. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

  • Total points: 10

The LA Chargers have bolstered the offensive line but the one area that could still use some improvement is at left tackle. Right now, Trey Pipkins would likely slot in as the starting left tackle and while Pipkins showed potential last season, there definitely are holes in his game that could lead to the quarterback’s blind spot being exposed.

Jedrick Wills is one of several top-tier tackles that could be selected by the Chargers, and personally, he is my favorite of the bunch. I ranked Wills fourth on my big board, which is the highest that a Bolt Beat staffer ranked him.

The reason for liking Wills is that I think he will be the best left tackle right away out of the draft, which is what the Chargers need. I do think that there are some other elite left tackle prospects that could eventually have a higher ceiling as Wills is slightly undersized for the position, but he has Pro Bowl potential and should be an impact starter on day one.

Wills has great hands and great footwork and excels in pass protection. He does need to improve his run blocking but he is good enough to get by for the time being and with the athleticism in the backfield, the Chargers should be just fine.

Wills is the first of two tackles that made the cut on this composite big board.

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