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3 key positions to watch closely during Chargers preseason game vs Rams

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2. Right tackle

The biggest battle that the Chargers have for a starting spot in the lineup is at right tackle. Tom Telesco has committed to completely rebuilding the offensive line over the last two years and that is exactly what the team has done thus far. Four of the five starters on this offensive line should be above-average and weren't on the team in 2020.

The lone exception to that is the right tackle position, which always seems to be the last position that teams handle on the offensive line. With a thin market and the team taking a guard in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Bolts are instead relying on Trey Pipkins and Storm Norton to fight for the starting spot.

There has been some hype around Pipkins coming out of Chargers training camp and in the team's scrimmage last weekend he looked fine. Nothing overly exciting for us to sink our teeth into based on what was shared by the fans in attendance.

Norton seems to be falling behind in the battle but that could always change with the preseason. Those reps are the most important as the duo will be blocking players they are not familiar with as they have not been practicing against them every single day.

Whoever wins the battle will still be the weak point of the offensive line. However, if one of the two can just be an average right tackle for the Bolts in 2022, with the help they can get in the blocking schemes, then the Chargers will be in good shape.

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