Chargers' 4 biggest free agency needs after signing Bradley Bozeman

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3. Tackle

There have been some discussions around the Chargers potentially taking a tackle in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Joe Alt is an intriguing prospect who, in most years, might make a lot of sense for the Chargers to take that high in the draft.

There is also the possibility of trading back and taking a different tackle while also picking up another pick in the draft itself. While that is possible, it would not be the smartest thing for the Chargers to do nor is it likely.

Yes, the Chargers' offensive line last season was underwhelming but so much of the issue was on bad coaching and the lack of any good blockers in the tight end room. Those things compiled to a point where the team was not prepared for blitz packages and stunts. It was not a case where the Chargers were getting torched one-on-one at tackle.

Trey Pipkins may not be a great tackle but he is certainly a serviceable one. And even if you are not a Pipkins believer, the fact of the matter is that the Chargers are not going to pay someone $9 million to be a swing tackle.

That being said, the Chargers do need to add some kind of veteran swing tackle to the roster. As it stands right now, the only depth the Chargers have at tackle is Foster Sarell. That is not a position that a playoff-hopeful team should be in.

The Chargers will likely draft a tackle at some point in the 2024 NFL Draft but it would be beneficial to add someone with NFL experience simply to round out the room. The Chargers do not need to spend much at all to accomplish this as there are plenty of veteran tackles on the market looking for a job.