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Chargers Need a Lineman in Round One; Will They Follow the Formula?

Ryan Kelly

Draft day is just over a week away, and everyone these days seems to have an opinion as to who the Chargers should take with their first round pick, the third pick overall.

Hall of Fame and former Oilers, Vikings and Seahawks QB Warren Moon thinks that the Bolts should invest more in their offensive line, a position that could help 34-year-old quarterback Philip Rivers as well as a run game that seems to have been stuck in the mud the past few seasons.

“Philip’s a guy that needs a little more time than the average quarterback, because he’s not going to escape and do things with his legs,” said Moon to the San Diego Union Tribune. “He’s going to stay in the pocket as long as anybody. He’s going to be as tough in the pocket as anybody. But he does need consistency up front so he can do what he does best.

“He can still throw it around as well as anybody. But he does need a great offensive line in front of him. And I think as he gets older, that running game has got to improve and take pressure off him so he doesn’t have to be the only thing that happens.

It’s not like the Chargers haven’t tried to bring in an offensive linemen over the last few years, as in two of the last three seasons the team has invested in the line.

They drafted Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker with the 11th pick in 2013, and in 2014, the team brought in Notre Dame left guard Chris Watt with their third-round pick.

Watt has had issues with his leg and groin, and now will attempt to play the center spot after starting his career at the right guard spot.

With the Eagles moving up in the draft on Wednesday to get the second overall pick from the Browns, you can bet here using Bitcoins the Chargers are going to have a chance to take the best lineman on the board if they so choose.

One player that the Bolts could easily target is center Ryan Kelly from Alabama. He’s a sturdy 6-4, 311 pounds, and everyone feels he’s a first round pick.

If that’s the direction the Chargers go, they will have at least one person that will love it – that being Moon.

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One Response to “Chargers Need a Lineman in Round One; Will They Follow the Formula?”

  1. Berdj Rassam says:

    Bosa has received strong grades from most draft experts. Good luck to him and the Bolts.

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