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LA Chargers: 3 most underrated players heading into 2021

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 06: Nasir Adderley #24 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 06: Nasir Adderley #24 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Matt Feiler

Matt Feiler is one of the under-the-radar signings that is going to have a very big impact on the LA Chargers. Charger fans certainly didn’t let this fly under the radar as the idea of getting offensive line help was tremendous but even still, Feiler is better than most realize.

Feiler has had a mixed experience in the league thus far and if you look at his overall pass-blocking numbers he might seem like an average offensive lineman. The thing about Feiler is his versatility, as he can play both guard and tackle.

With that versatility comes split performances at both positions. Feiler posted a 65 grade on Pro Football Focus last season as he mostly played tackle for the Steelers. However, in 2019, when he played mostly guard, his grade was 75.9.

While he can play tackle if the Chargers absolutely need him to, he is far better on the inside and should be an above-average guard for the Bolts. This is not the team simply improving from last year’s disaster, it is the team getting someone who can quietly be one of the better guards in the league.

Everyone is looking at Corey Linsley and Rashawn Slater as the saviors of this offensive line. While they obviously help the cause as well, don’t overlook the impact that Matt Feiler will have.

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