Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Ranking the top tackle options in the second round

Sep 12, 2020; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi (52) prepares to block Texas El Paso Miners defensive lineman Praise Amaewhule (23) in the first half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 12, 2020; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi (52) prepares to block Texas El Paso Miners defensive lineman Praise Amaewhule (23) in the first half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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Second-round tackle options for the LA Chargers: 4. Brady Christensen, OT, BYU

Christensen is a good athlete who protected Zach Wilson’s blindside at BYU. He is 6’5” and dominated at his pro day. He brings solid overall athleticism, strength and size. He shows great ability to get out in the open and make tremendous blocks for the ball carrier.

He displays good hand placement, control, is dominant in the run game and brings defenders down constantly on tape. He weighs around 300 lbs, which is a bit low for NFL tackles, but did bench 30 reps at his pro day. If he could pack on some more muscle and fill out his frame a little bit, he will have no issues with his strength in the NFL.

Christensen is not a spectacular athlete but he is a good one. However, he tends to struggle against speed rushers and guys who are more athletic than he is as his lateral mobility can be lacking at times.

Another small concern is that the level of competition isn’t quite up there with guys like Alex Leatherwood or Liam Eichenberg, which is also a concern with his teammate Zach Wilson.

He does have room to grow and become bigger and stronger than he already is. Even if he doesn’t work out at tackle, his dominance in the run game and solid overall athleticism and strength could make him a good option at guard.

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