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LA Chargers: Seven training camp battle predictions

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 15: Justin Jackson #22 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball ahead of Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings during a 39-10 Vikings win at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 15, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 15: Justin Jackson #22 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball ahead of Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings during a 39-10 Vikings win at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 15, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LG Dan Feeney vs. LG Forrest Lamp

I really wish I could say this was a battle. It’s super disappointing that Forrest Lamp just can’t seem to catch a break after being one of the top offensive lineman picked in the 2017 draft.

Dan Feeney will move back to his natural position after playing center last year following Mike Pouncey’s injury. While many people question the left side of the offensive line in general, Feeney is in a much stronger position at left guard than Tevi is at left tackle in my opinion.

It seems that the Chargers’ real hope for Lamp in 2020 is just that he’s able to stay healthy. He’s looked pretty decent in the stretches he’s been healthy but has just suffered some absolutely devastating injuries. With his contract up after the season, it will be up to Lamp to prove that he deserves a second contract. When he’s on the field, he’s got the ability to serve up some pancakes:

Another serving of pancakes for Forrest Lamp. pic.twitter.com/uZrqgMaSUA

— Gavino Borquez (@GavinoBorquez) October 7, 2019

The Chargers have tried putting Lamp at other spots. Recently, he practiced at left tackle. It’s possible they could shift him around in training camp to see where he fits best.

Feeney isn’t the best guard, but I’m much more confident in his ability to pull and drag on at the guard spot than center. It’s clear that he plays better when he doesn’t have to spend as much time at center.

I’m really hoping that Lamp can show the Chargers something at some point in his contract year, but Feeney’s got the starting gig on lock at the moment.

Winner: Dan Feeney

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