4. Brenden Jaimes balls out on the LA Chargers offensive line
The offensive line should be one of the biggest things that fans are watching against the LA Rams. The Chargers' biggest issue last season (besides the coaching) was the offensive line as it was the worst in the entire league.
The Chargers did a really good job of addressing the offensive line and improving it in the offseason. However, we are not going to see all of the big improvements. As noted, Linsley and Bulaga are not playing and I would be shocked if we even see Matt Feiler.
Oday Aboushi should get some snaps and the player that every fan is going to be really paying attention to is Rashawn Slater. While that is understandable, I do not think Slater is going to be the one that turns the most heads in this game.
I think that will be Brenden Jaimes. It is easier to make a bigger impression when there are fewer expectations; Jaimes obviously does not have the expectations that Slater has. However, the rookie can also have a massive impact.
Jaimes was someone who I really liked coming out of college and snagging him on day three of the 2021 NFL Draft was huge for the Chargers. I would not be all that surprised if James even beats out Aboushi for a starting guard spot in the preseason.
Regardless of if he does or not, Jaimes is an important part in building this offensive line for the future as well. His first appearance in the powder blue will be a memorable one... if you are paying attention to the offensive line, of course.