In last year's draft, Tom Telesco and the Los Angeles Chargers made one of the best selections in the draft, taking Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater with the 13th pick. In his rookie season, he achieved Pro Bowl honors for protecting Justin Herbert at an elite level. The Chargers find themselves in a similar situation this year, with the pressing need in the offensive line being the right tackle position, opposite of Slater.
After releasing Bryan Bulaga, his replacement was up in the air on when it would be addressed. There are lots of places that they can choose to attempt to solidify the offensive line unit, including each round in the NFL Draft. We will go through each round where the Chargers have a draft pick and analyze what tackle would fit best, beginning with the first round.
One offensive tackle target in each round for the LA Chargers:
Round 1: Pick 17 - Trevor Penning - Northern Iowa
A player that has been on many mock drafts as well as over social media goes number 17 to the Chargers. Penning has incredible size and strength that can be transformed into the potential to be a dominant right tackle in this league. Even though he is primarily a left tackle, his ability and athleticism alone could form Penning into a solid right tackle, and would be a good pick for the Chargers.
Other possible selections at OT: Bernhard Raimann - Central Michigan
The Chargers traded their second-round pick in a deal where they acquired Khalil Mack, so the next selection for Brandon Staley's team comes in the third round.