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5 biggest LA Chargers draft needs for the 2022 NFL Draft

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Biggest LA Chargers draft needs: 4. Guard

The LA Chargers made the right strides towards fixing the offensive line in 2022 but there were still some holes. While the team put together a solid starting unit, the depth behind the starting unit left more to be desired. For most of the season, that depth was tested on the right side as Bryan Bulaga only played one half and Oday Aboushi tore his ACL in Week 5.

Aboushi is a solid guard and was playing well before the injury but the team still needs to build up the depth and cannot rely on finding a diamond in the rough for cheap every single offseason. Even if the offensive line is better than before, it is important to continue throwing resources at it because that is the only way to build a consistently good offensive line.

You don't halfway solve the problem one year and then just leave it alone. The LA Chargers should absolutely use one of their mid-round picks on an interior offensive lineman that can fill in so we don't have to see more players like Michael Schofield and Senio Kelemete play.

The team not using Brenden Jaimes in his rookie year despite the injuries is concerning. The team obviously thought he was not ready and while he can still develop as a player, if they are having those thoughts then it is important to bring in even more depth as well.

This is not the most exciting pick, especially considering it probably won't be for a starter, but the Chargers can find some quality guards in the mid rounds of the draft and who knows, maybe they do find their starting right guard for 2022.

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