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: 2. Dillon Radunz, OT, NDSU

Dillon Radunz is a left tackle from North Dakota State who spent time blocking for Trey Lance and Easton Stick. He displayed his great athleticism on tape and at his pro day. He measured in at 6’5” and weighs 301 lbs.

According to Relative Athletic Scores, since 1987 he ranks 69th out of 1100 tackles in their model based on their pro day/combine numbers to show how athletic they are compared to everyone else at the position.

Dillon Radunz is a OT prospect in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 9.38 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 69 out of 1103 OT from 1987 to 2021.

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He doesn’t have the experience or even the level of competition that some of the other tackle prospects in this class have due to playing in the FCS and his 2020 season only consisting of one showcase game.

He’s a mauler in the run game, has a good frame to be an NFL tackle although he could afford to put on some more weight. He has good lateral mobility, control and balance. He excelled at the 2021 Senior Bowl where he was named the “Overall Practice Player-of-the-Week” which was also won by Justin Herbert in 2020.

He would likely need some time to adjust to the NFL as his level of competition was weaker than other tackles in this class. Filling out his frame is another thing that could help Radunz take his game to the next level. If he can improve his strength and continue to develop, he could become a starting tackle in the NFL.

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