Chargers Draft

4 mid-round tackles the Chargers could target in the 2022 NFL Draft

Playing over 3,000 offensive snaps in college, Abraham Lucas from Washington State started 42 games in his career for the Cougars at right tackle.
Playing over 3,000 offensive snaps in college, Abraham Lucas from Washington State started 42 games in his career for the Cougars at right tackle. / Thearon W. Henderson/GettyImages
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Abraham Lucas
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Chargers mid-round target no. 2: Abraham Lucas, redshirt senior from Washington State

A 42-game starter for the Cougars (all at right tackle), Lucas is the most-tenured player on our list. A multiple-time All-Pac 12 selection (he was selected as a first or second-team performer all four years he played), Lucas is a solid west coast product.

With a large frame, smooth movements and the ability to absorb contact at the anchor position, the Washington State product is a durable player with over 3,000 offensive snaps in his collegiate career. Developing from a 260-pound freshman to a 315-pound redshirt senior, Lucas was able to put on weight consistently and was a force for Wazzu each season. 

Of course, the offense he was a part of at Washington State will be different if he is selected by the Chargers. Wazzu operated in a very pass-happy Air Raid system, so Lucas does not have a ton of film of his run blocking prowess. Also, he does need to get better at anticipating rushing attacks and has inconsistent hand movement versus diverse rushers.

Though he is not an explosive mover and his hand exchange must improve versus NFL-level competition, he does have a great frame and athleticism to bring to the table. While The Athletic projects him as a low-ceiling starting right tackle, his experience and durability could win the day here

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