2. Breiden Fehoko
Breiden Fehoko might have some interesting takes on Twitter about In N Out and Whataburger but it does not change the fact that he is an overlooked player heading into the 2022 season. The Bolts struggled against the run last season and added pieces to improve in that department when they had a natural improvement on the roster.
An undrafted free agent in 2020, Fehoko first won over Charger fans with his appearance on 'Hard Knocks'. He only appeared in two games his rookie season and got a slightly bigger role as a depth piece in 2021, appearing in eight games.
While the opportunities were limited, Fehoko put together some solid tape against the run in the chances that he did get. In fact, Fehoko had a 16.1% run-stop rate last season, which was the best in the entire NFL among defensive linemen who had at least 50 snaps. 65 run-defense snaps may be a small sample size, but it is hard not to be impressed with that sample size.
The new additions in LA indicate that the Chargers do not plan on giving Fehoko a big role on this defense but he should see a larger role as a rotational piece, especially in early downs. Fehoko could end up being a valuable player in this team in his smaller role, especially as the Chargers look to build a rock-solid front line to empty out the box as much as possible.