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4 most important LA Chargers training camp position battles

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Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Biggest position battles of LA Chargers training camp:

2. Right guard — Oday Aboushi vs. Brenden Jaimes

Protecting Justin Herbert is the most important thing on the LA Chargers so even though this is the fifth offensive line spot it is still the second-most important position battle of training camp.

I don't even hate if some fans consider this to be the most important position battle of training camp. While the Chargers' offensive line will naturally be better, it is important that the team is fielding its best five players as soon as Week 1.

Assuming Bryan Bulaga stays healthy, all of the spots on the offensive line are locked in except the right guard spot. The Chargers signed Oday Aboushi, who had promising tape in limited snaps, to a one-year deal. They also drafted Brenden Jaimes in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

It may not seem like a fifth-round pick is geared to succeed but Jaimes is easily the third-best pick that the Chargers made (behind the top two). I would not have blinked if the Chargers took Jaimes with their fourth or fifth selection of the draft and instead they got him with their sixth selection.

Jaimes fell as he is going to move from tackle to the inside but that does not hurt his value to this team. While he does not have the super high ceiling of a higher draft pick, he is the classic mid-round offensive lineman that has a low floor and should be serviceable at the NFL level.

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