The Los Angeles Chargers need a left tackle. That is clear to anybody and everybody.
Sam Tevi, who began 14 games at left tackle for the Chargers last season, signed with the Colts before this offseason. The Chargers don’t have a decent option to secure prized quarterback Justin Herbert’s blindside.
“Yeah, there certainly [is] a hole there right now,” Chargers coach Brandon Staley said Thursday. “We feel like we have some tackle prospects on the roster that can certainly play there. But it’s gonna be certainly a position that we need to address you know, before July. As you know, there’s a lot different ways to address it within the draft, free agency, trade. So there’s a lot of different ways that you can do that. Definitely that’s gonna be a piece that we need to fill before July and we’re excited to do it. But we really like the way we’ve started in free agency with the interior of our line.”
The Chargers have the thirteenth overall choice, and however Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell said it “would be a dream come true” to block for Herbert once more, Sewell isn’t probably going to stay on the board that long. Virginia Tech tackle Christian Darrisaw and Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater additionally are first-round prospects.
Eric Fisher and Alejandro Villanueva stay accessible in free agency, and Ravens tackle Orlando Brown Jr. has requested a trade.
The Chargers signed center Corey Linsley and guard Matt Feiler in free agency, however until they track down a left tackle, the team’s line stays needing.