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LA Chargers: Predicting all 16 players on the 2020 practice squad

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers scrambles while playing the Seattle Seahawks during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers scrambles while playing the Seattle Seahawks during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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OT Tyree St. Louis

The former Miami product just seems to be in a stash and develop situation. The LA Chargers already have Sam Tevi, Trey Pipkins, and Storm Norton. It’s unlikely they’ll carry more offensive tackles on the roster after those three. Simply put, there’s not enough room for St. Louis to make the cut.

St. Louis has quality size and could be a developmental project. Run blocking is an area where he’s really rough around the edges though. He struggles to consistently keep up with edge rushers. Still, St. Louis has enough NFL size and strength to warrant a spot on the practice squad.

G Josh Dunlop

Josh Dunlop is huge at 6’7″. He comes from the JUCO pipeline of athletes and transferred to play in Conference USA. The Chargers already have their 2020 guards in place with Dan Feeney moving back to his position. Forrest Lamp is still worth checking out, despite the clock running out on him.

Dunlop has great length and good enough hands. Footwork is really where he needs to improve, but as with most of the offensive lineman on this practice squad, it’s stash and develop.

DE Jesse Lemonier

Jesse Lemonier is another victim of being the odd man out. Behind Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa, the Chargers already have Isaac Rochell, and Uchenna Nwosu. Joe Gaziano is the other undrafted free agent the Chargers picked up at defensive end. With his skillset, motor, and fundamentals, he jumps off the screen as an end of the roster Bosa backup.

Lemonier is a LEO who needs to develop more in terms of hand movements and explosiveness. The practice squad is the best place for him to do that, considering the Chargers already have Nwosu.

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