Ideal LA Chargers left tackle: Liam Eichenberg
Tom Telesco does love to pick prospects from Notre Dame.
The LA Chargers would have to get a bit of luck to get Vera-Tucker and Eichenberg in the same draft but that is why this is an ideal situation article. Eichenberg is right on the fringe of being a late-first, early-second-round pick.
It is not absurd to think that he could fall to 45, though. Teams tend to get clamored with skill position players with these picks and the Chargers could luck out. As mentioned last slide, the team could try and trade up earlier in the second as well.
The Eichenberg/Vera-Tucker route would be the best-case scenario in my opinion. Christian Darrisaw is an intriguing left tackle that the team could pick in the first but Vera-Tucker’s versatility is more exciting, in my opinion.
If they don’t with Darrisaw there really are not other great options in the first. Slater is fun but I do not trust the Chargers to handle his skillset properly and we did not see him play this list season. The next best potential tackles, Jalen Mayfield or Dillon Radunz, will probably be picked before Eichenberg.
Teven Jenkins is another potential option in the second round but he is a right tackle. Eichenberg is a bonafide left tackle that needs some development with his technique but has the brute strength and frame to be average at worst right away with a potentially high ceiling.
Just for fun, if the Chargers do pick Darrisaw with the 13th pick then I would want to see the team take Wyatt Davis, play him at right guard, and sign a cheap left guard instead of a cheap right guard.
That would be the second-best route in my opinion, with this being the best route. What do you think? Let me know in the comments down below.