LA Chargers: Ranking the top five 2021 NFL Draft needs
By Jason Reed
(Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers
2. Offensive tackle
You probably know where we are going with this one now that I already told you that the second and top need for the LA Chargers are very similar. As it stands right now, I would make the tackle position the second-biggest need for the Bolts.
Ironically, though, I think this is the position they draft in the first line. There are more top-end first-round prospects at the tackle position than the number one need for the Bolts so it just makes more sense to spend the early draft capital on this position.
Heck, in a perfect world the Chargers somehow lose their way to the third overall pick for Penei Sewell or the teams ahead of him make a terrible mistake and pass on Sewell so he can go to LA. I would not expect that to happen, though.
Bryan Bulaga has been solid when he plays the problem is that he just has not been able to stay healthy, which is not unheard of for players of his age. I think he will be fine as the team’s right tackle next season but they still need depth at the position.
Sam Tevi is a free agent and should be brought back… to be the team’s third option. Trey Pipkins has been the third option this season and it has been tragic. Drafting a tackle and then having Tevi be that emergency depth option is a much better outlook for the Bolts.