2. Jamaree Salyer
He might not be Rashawn Slater but it is impossible to not be impressed with what Jamaree Salyer has done for the LA Chargers. After Salyer went down with a ruptured biceps tendon, the Chargers needed Salyer to step up and play left tackle. Storm Norton simply was not good enough.
While Salyer played tackle at Georgia and had some promising tape, he was drafted by the Bolts in 2022 to be a guard. Instead, Salyer was thrust into the starting left tackle job without ever starting an NFL game. It would have been understandable if he struggled.
Instead, Salyer has played far better than anyone could have expected. He had come up against some really talented edge rushers since he took over and he has more than held his own. Salyer had his worst game in Week 7 against Seattle but it is still impossible to complain about his production.
Despite the offensive line's struggles in recent weeks, there has been promising play in other areas as well. Trey Pipkins was having a fantastic breakout season before hurting his knee. While he played through he, he obviously was not 100% and struggled.
Rookie Zion Johnson has not been perfect but has proven that he can be good enough to be the future of the right guard position in Los Angeles. With Salyer likely replacing Matt Feiler at left guard in the future, the Chargers could be set for years to come.