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LA Chargers: Ranking the offenses in the AFC West by position

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks with Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs following the 31-21 victory by the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks with Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs following the 31-21 victory by the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Interior Offensive Line

  1. Broncos: Dalton Risner, Lloyd Cushenberry III, Graham Glasgow
  2. Raiders: Richie Incognito, Rodney Hudson, Gabe Jackson
  3. Chiefs: Andrew Wylie, Austin Reiter, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
  4. Chargers: Dan Feeney/Forrest Lamp, Mike Pouncey, Trai Turner

When it comes to the offense, this is where it feels like the LA Chargers need the most help for me. They definitely took a step in the right direction by acquiring Turner in the Russell Okung trade. However, there are fairly serious questions for the center and left guard positions.

Mike Pouncey will probably be back after he’s cleared medically, but could he be on the decline from aging and injuries? As for left guard, Lamp’s injury last year was a big blow to a year where he was making some progress. Feeney has been mediocre at best, which isn’t really a knock on him since he has been playing out of position.

As for the other teams, the Broncos have a scary interior to deal with now. Risner was very solid in his rookie year. Cushenberry III seems like a slam dunk center out of LSU and Glasgow was an underrated free-agent acquisition.

While the Raiders’ tackles haven’t been the best, their interior shows up well. Gruden took a chance on Incognito with character concerns, but it’s paid off well for Las Vegas (yeah, that doesn’t feel right yet). Jackson and Hudson are solid NFL veterans.

Perhaps the Chiefs’ interior is a little overrated based on how high tempo their offense is as opposed to a ground and pound scheme, but there’s still nice talent there. Wylie and Duvernay-Tardif are solid around Reiter, who probably needs to improve this year.

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