4 questions we hope are answered during Chargers training camp scrimmage

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4. Who is going to step up on the defensive line?

There are four players who have already cemented themselves as a starter in Brandon Staley's 3-4 defense. Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack are obviously going to start on the edges with new signings Sebastian Joseph-Day and Austin Johnson starting inside.

The question then becomes who is going to get that third interior defensive lineman spot and it is a question that we entered camp with. As it stands, nobody has really taken that job by the horns and ran away with it, which will make this camp interesting.

The favorite heading into camp was probably Jerry Tillery just because he is the former first-round pick who is going to naturally get more chances than his peers. With the team signing essentially a better version of Tillery in Morgan Fox, the hope was that Tillery could elevate his game.

He has not really done that and Fox has not done much either to cement his place in the starting rotation as well. It is impossible to say that either guy has an inherent advantage as it stands today.

Breiden Fehoko has looked really solid in camp and is coming off of a 2021 season in which he was underutilized but really good in the chances he did get. Fehoko may not have the pass-rushing ceiling that Tillery or Fox has but he is solid against the run, which fits nicely with SJD and Johnson.

Rookie Otito Ogbonnia is probably too raw to start but who knows, the position is wide open and if he can prove himself then he could even steal the job heading into the season.

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The reality is that the Chargers are likely going to utilize an active rotation that gets all of these guys mentioned an even number of snaps during the regular season. However, it would still be nice to see one of them take this chance and run away with it.