LA Chargers training camp: 3 players with the most to lose

Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kelley (27)
Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kelley (27) / Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
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Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Trey Pipkins III (79)
Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Trey Pipkins III (79) / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

3. Trey Pipkins

Trey Pipkins is one of the big reasons why the 2019 NFL Draft was so poor for the LA Chargers. It is easily the worst draft that Tom Telesco has had as the general manager of the Chargers as the draft is yet to really yield any impact players.

However, he is the only pick from that 2019 class that has a lot to lose in training camp. First-round pick Jerry Tillery is not going to outright lose his job with a bad training camp and will continue to get chances (although a bad season may change that for 2022).

Nasir Adderley has question marks around him but there really are not many other options for free safety and he is just going to have to sink or swim. Drue Tranquil has a lot of potential and they are not even close to giving up on him, Easton Stick is just a depth quarterback and Emeke Egblue and Cortez Broughton could be cut but they are practice squad-worthy anyway.

Pipkins is the one that is one the edge. He was drafted as a developmental offensive lineman with the goal of him (by now) becoming a starting tackle. That just has not happened and if he does not show the signs of improvement that are necessary Brandon Staley could just cut the cord.

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If he does not have what it takes to be a starting tackle or even a backup swing tackle then why is he on this team? The Chargers can bring in someone else that could probably be a better option than Pipkins, who could go to the practice squad or be cut.