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5 options to start at right tackle for the LA Chargers in 2022

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Daniel Faalele
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3. Daniel Faalele

If the LA Chargers want to target a different position in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft (such as if the team is really high on Jordan Davis or Trent McDuffie) then they could look to take their starting right tackle in the second round. If that is the case, then you would have to expect that Daniel Faalele would be the target.

Faalele ranks 47th on The Draft Network's Prospect Rankings and he is going to be taken in the Chargers' range at pick 49. However, there would be a risk in going for Faalele in the second round. At this point, you would assume that the Bolts would not have signed a right tackle and did not draft one in the first round. If Faalele gets taken before LA then suddenly the Bolts would be scrambling.

However, if the Chargers did land Faalele in the second round then it would be a solid pickup for the team. Faalele is a monster of a right tackle coming in at six-foot-eight. He too is an absolute mauler like Penning, although he is not as refined as the first-round prospect.

There would undoubtedly be a learning curve for Faalele but with solid blocking schemes and an elite blocking tight end already in Tre' McKitty, the Chargers could make it easy for Faalele, ease him into the NFL game and allow him to succeed early on his true power alone.

The floor is high enough where he should be better than Storm Norton was last season no matter what and the ceiling is so high that in 2-3 years we could be looking at least at a Pro Bowl-caliber right tackle.