Chargers Draft

3 dynamic players the Chargers could target in the third round of the NFL Draft

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Caleb Williams, Marquis Hayes
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2. Marquis Hayes, Guard Oklahoma

Oklahoma offensive lineman Marquis Hayes is one of the more natural guards in this year's class. He has spent the last three seasons as the starting left guard for the Sooners. In this time, he recorded a total of 2,401 offensive snaps. These snaps came nearly down the middle between pass blocking and run blocking. He totaled 1,102 run blocking and 1,299 pass blocking. 

Hayes projects to be a guard at the next level. At 6-5 and 318 pounds, he has the size and strength to hold his own in the NFL. He has also been proficient in both run and pass blocking, posting a PFF grade of 76.8 and 83.8 in each respective category. 

Throughout all of the pass blocking downs that Hayes played in his career, both as a starter and before, he held his own against some of the nation's most difficult opponents. He allowed just five sacks, three quarterback hurries, and a total of 35 pressures. 

While Hayes has played just two downs at right guard, there's no reason to think that he cant make the switch. He has all the makings of a quality blocker and can be impactful in all areas of the offense. If he can keep his penalty problems under control, Hayes could help this Chargers line immediately. 

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