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: 4. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

  • Total points: 13

The highest offensive tackle on our LA Chargers composite big board comes in at number four via Andrew Thomas out of Georgia. I had Thomas ranked sixth in my personal big board, however, he ranked as high as third on other staffers’ big boards.

Thomas appeared on five of the six big boards and like Wills, he would be a welcomed addition to the offensive line that right away would be better than Pipkins at left tackle

The reason for liking Thomas the most among the tackles in the draft is that he has the most experience at left tackle. The Chargers signed Bryan Bulaga to play right tackle and would be getting the prospect with the most experience on the left side, which is important in making the transition to the NFL, especially if there is a reduced training camp.

Peter King actually has the Chargers taking Thomas in his most recent mock draft.

Thomas has a bit more flaws in his game and his footwork than Wills but he has prototypical tackle size and has the strength to really turn into one of the best left tackles down the road.

The ceiling of Thomas is slightly higher than that of Wills, but Wills should be better right away.

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