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LA Chargers: 6 biggest priorities for the 2021 offseason

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sidelines during the first half of a game against the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sidelines during the first half of a game against the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

5. Bring more help to the defensive line

The LA Chargers have one of the best pass-rushers in the entire league in Joey Bosa but still need to add help to the defensive line. The Chargers did not have a woeful defensive line but it certainly could have been better this season.

The Bolts have been really poor against the run this season and that starts with the nose tackles. Jerry Tillery is looking more like an edge and Linval Joseph is getting older, so the team should not expect it to magically get better without adding help next season.

Melvin Ingram is a free agent heading into 2021 and with two IR stints this season I find it very hard to see him coming to LA unless he takes a big pay cut. If he is willing to do that then it is less of a problem.

However, if Ingram does walk that leaves Uchenna Nwosu to start on the other side of the defensive line. This is fine, but the team still needs to add depth to protect for the worst.

The Chargers should look for someone later in the 2021 NFL Draft that specializes in getting to the passer, even if they have holes in their run defense. Nwosu and said player could alternate saps to help that dynamic.

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