Chargers Draft

Offensive tackles the Chargers could target in each round of the 2022 NFL Draft

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Nick Petit-Frere
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Round 3: Pick 79 - Nick Petit-Frere - Ohio State

Petit-Frere is a very talented player with a lot of potential going into the draft. Protecting Ohio State quarterbacks CJ Stroud and Justin Fields in his career at Ohio State, he achieved second-team honors for the Big Ten in 2020.

He has excelled on the field as soon as he won the starting job in 2020, where he allowed pressures on 0.5 percent of pass attempts, according to Pro Football Focus. Being one of the more agile and athletic tackles in the draft, he is a very attractive prospect. With some strength training to improve on, Petit-Frere could be one of the more talented middle-round prospects coming out of the draft.

Other possible selections at OT: Jamaree Salyer - Georgia

Round 4: Pick 123 - Kellen Diesch - Arizona State

In a conference like the Pac-12 where there was a lot of offense, Kellen Diesch emerged as one of the best tackles not only in his conference but in all of college football. His quickness is one of the more alluring features of his game. Diesch has the potential to fit perfectly into the Chargers' offensive line unit with his impressive ability to protect quarterbacks on the move.

Kellen Diesch in his 2021 campaign with the Sun Devils saw him have every start at left tackle. Diesch's best ability is his run blocking efficiency. In an offense that could be vastly improved by a strong and consistent running game, he can benefit the offense a lot in that aspect, making him a valuable pick in the fourth round.

Other possible selctions at OT: Braxton Jones - Southern Utah

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