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LA Chargers: Ranking the top five 2021 NFL Draft needs

Nov 1, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Chargers center Dan Feeney (66) and offensive guard Forrest Lamp (76) and offensive tackle Sam Tevi (69) in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Chargers center Dan Feeney (66) and offensive guard Forrest Lamp (76) and offensive tackle Sam Tevi (69) in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. Interior offensive line

This includes both the guard and the center position. The offensive line has been tragic for the LA Chargers this season and there are a lot of questions that are going to have to be answered in the offseason.

First is which free agents the team opts to bring back. Starters Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney are free agents as is depth guard Ryan Groy. Center Mike Pouncey is also a free agent, but the chances of the Chargers re-signing him are slim to none.

The team also may have to address Trai Turner‘s contract. Turner has not been able to stay healthy this season and has not been all-that special when he is healthy. His contract is a sore spot on the books next season and it may benefit the Chargers more to pivot, cut Turner and save the cap space.

Regardless of what they do there is going to be some sort of hole that needs to be filled and it is really important that the Chargers actually draft well at the position.

Tom Telesco has had a habit of bringing in experience veterans to patch up the holes that are created by his lack of top-round offensive line selections. That simply won’t work with the cap situation next season and as we have seen thus far, is terrible in actually building an offensive line.

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The priority needs to be to make Justin Herbert’s life easier and the way to do that is by rebuilding this shoddy offensive line.

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