Chargers Free Agency

Three free agents the Los Angeles Chargers could still add

Reese Nasser
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Former first-round pick Ereck Flowers has finally found his place in the NFL. After being selected by the New York Giants with the ninth pick in the 2015 draft, Flowers moved around the NFL. He has spent time with the Giants, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Miami Dolphins, and two separate stints with Washington. 

His 2021 season was by far the best of his career as he looked like a solid guard. He played in 1,061 snaps, the second-most of his career. He finished the season allowing just 26 pressures, while posting a PFF grade of 72.0, the best of his career. 

Flowers has spent time at both the tackle and guard spots. He has racked up 3,466 snaps at left tackle and 2,854 at left guard. Up to this point in his career, he has allowed just 31 career sacks while playing in 6,466 total offensive snaps. 

When looking at the Charger's guards, they hope to have their right guard of the future in their 2022 first-round pick Zion Johnson. Expectations will be high for the rookie and he will be expected to make an immediate impact. At left guard, they currently have Matt Feiler securing that spot. 

Feiler has been among the best blockers in the NFL since he entered the league in 2017. In his first season with the Chargers in 2021, he allowed just 25 total pressures. He was also dominant in run blocking, recording a grade of 78.5.

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When looking past Feiler and Johnson, the depth at guard isn't great. Adding a player who could move around the line and step into any gaps could be a good choice for the Chargers. Flowers could be just the player they are looking for. 

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