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LA Chargers: 3 players that may have overstayed their welcome

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(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. Forrest Lamp, who has been a big draft disappointment for the LA Chargers

There is not a chance in the world that Forrest Lamp does not make the LA Chargers roster in 2020 simply because the team is so thin at the position and needs depth. However, if it was not for the Chargers’ thinness at guard, Lamp might have already been released by the Bolts.

There are those that are still holding out hope, myself included, that Lamp will figure it out and finally make a tangible difference in the NFL. However, thus far, he has been one of the biggest draft disappointments for the Chargers in recent memory.

The Chargers selected Lamp in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, which was viewed as a massive pickup for the team as Lamp was projected to go in the first round. The team shifted him from left tackle to left guard and the results simply have not followed.

Lamp missed all of his rookie season because of a torn ACL. In 2018, he simply did not play much as his production was not up to starting standards. In 2019 he finally got a chance to start, starting two games and appearing in seven, before breaking his fibula and missing the rest of the season.

Forrest Lamp has played a grand total of 174 offensive snaps in three seasons with the Chargers. He has been unable to stay healthy and is far from being the hugely impactful addition to the offensive line that was expected of him.

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2020 is his last chance to make any sort of difference and at least raise his stock to a level where he will get signed by a team after the season. If not, his NFL career very well could be over.

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