5. Bryan Bulaga
- Highest ranking: Fourth
- Lowest ranking: Sixth
Bryan Bulaga was undoubtedly the best free-agent signing that the LA Chargers made in the offseason. It is no secret that the Chargers need offensive line help and they got that with one of the best tackle available on the market in Bulaga.
Bulaga, despite never being a Pro Bowler (again, Pro Bowls can be misleading), has been one of the most consistent tackles in the league. I would not say he is in that elite tier but he absolutely is a top-20/top-25 offensive lineman in the league, without question.
Bulaga is also reunited with his former offensive line coach in James Campen, which could end up being a great thing for the Chargers. Bulaga’s talent is not the only thing that helps the Bolts as his veteran experience is also going to help the likes of Trey Pipkins, Sam Tevi and Storm Norton.
I will say that Bulaga is the one member of the LA Chargers’ offensive line that does not have any question marks around him, which is a scary thing to consider just for the sake of Tyrod Taylor.
As mentioned, Turner is coming off his worst season, Mike Pouncey is coming off of neck surgery, Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp are who they are at this point and Sam Tevi (unfortunately) won out the starting left tackle job.
Let’s hope that Bulaga’s veteran presence mixed with Campen’s coaching had as big of an impact on the other tackles as it could have.