5. Who will be the starting left tackle?
The left tackle position is arguably the position that is most up for grabs. There are multiple different avenues that the Chargers can take and it is unclear today who is going to be protecting Tyrod Taylor’s blindside.
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The popular consensus right now is that it will be Trey Pipkins, which a lot of Charger fans do not seem too excited about. Personally, I am a lot higher on Pipkins than most other fans. While he made his mistakes, he was selected in the third round as a developmental prospect with a lot of potential that was thrown into a situation that he might not have been ready for.
And outside of the occasional mistakes, Pipkins was a well-rounded tackle in his first season. We can expect him to get even better in year two and I am comfortable with him being the starting left tackle.
Forrest Lamp could potentially be the choice at left tackle as well. Lamp’s NFL career has not been what anyone expected it to be when the first-round draft talent slipped to the Chargers in the second round in 2017.
Injuries have plagued Lamp and he has not been great when given opportunities, but he still has that raw potential and a transition to left tackle could reinvent his career. Lamp played left tackle in college.
A wild-card option is Storm Norton, who was signed over from the XFL and was the highest-rated XFL offensive lineman by PFF.
There is also the possibility of the team signing a veteran left tackle in Jason Peters, which should not be ruled out.