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LA Chargers: Five weakest positions of the Chargers depth chart

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Bradley McDougald #30 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes while Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers drops back to pass and Dan Feeney #66 of the Los Angeles Chargers blocks during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019 in Carson, California. The Seattle Seahawks won 23-15. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Bradley McDougald #30 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes while Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers drops back to pass and Dan Feeney #66 of the Los Angeles Chargers blocks during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019 in Carson, California. The Seattle Seahawks won 23-15. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Weakest areas of the LA Chargers depth chart: #2 Tackle

Again, this is a position that the LA Chargers addressed in the offseason and made a great signing by bringing in long-time Green Bay Packers offensive tackle, Bryan Bulaga. Bulaga has played right tackle his entire career and is likely going to do the same in Los Angeles.

Bulaga is reunited with his former offensive line coach from Green Bay, James Campen, who Charger fans are hoping has a positive impact on the offensive line and can turn it from consistently being one of the league’s worst to being one of the best.

It is not Bulaga that makes the tackle position the second weakest, it is the rest of the depth chart. The team’s best option to start at left tackle is Trey Pipkins, a developmental selection that was thrown to the wolves last season and had some promising moments, but should how raw he was.

I am personally a bit higher on Pipkins than most but this interesting offseason that the NFL is having could take away from any progressions that he could make. There is a lot of risk involved with fully trusting him to protect Tyrod Taylor’s blind spot, but that appears to be a risk that the Chargers are willing to take.

The depth of the position is not great, either. Sam Tevi and Trent Scott are nothing to be exciting about and while the signing of XFL standout Storm Norton is exciting, again, we cannot fully buy in on him until he proves it in the NFL.

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