Chargers Draft

3 tackles the LA Chargers could target late in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Max Mitchell, Louisiana

Louisiana’s Max Mitchell could be one of the more underrated tackle prospects in this year's class. He built a strong resume during his four collegiate seasons. Over the past three seasons, he has been among the best tackles in the country. 

Mitchell comes in at 6-foot-6 and 307 pounds. He has the size and capability to play either the guard or tackle position at the next level.

Mitchell has been one of the more tested tackles in college football from a playing standpoint. He has accumulated 2,701 total snaps with 783 coming at left tackle and 1,799 coming at right tackle. He has also logged some time at the left guard spot. 

Over the course of last season, Mitchell put out a performance each week. He kept a virtually clean section of the pocket wherever he was placed. 

Mitchell recorded a 90+ offensive grade in five games last season. He allowed just 13 total pressures and just one sack over 13 games.He finished the year with an offensive grade of 94.8 and a run-blocking grade of 95.0 according to PFF. Both were among the best in the country. His pass blocking can't be ignored as well as he recorded an 82.5 grade.

There is a case to be made that Mitchell will need to get bigger to excel at the next level. He comes in at just over 300 pounds and isnt yet strong enough to deal with the defenders that he will face on a weekly basis. If he can gain weight, his play could reach even new heights. 

From a technical standpoint, Mitchell is solid. He plays the tackle position well and uses his height to his advantage. 

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With the Chargers having issues at both the tackle and guard spot, Mitchell could be an option at both spots. Given time, he can possibly develop into a reliable starter.

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