In the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers have selected OG Dan Feeney.
With the 71st pick in the NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers select Indiana guard Dan Feeney. #FightForLA— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 29, 2017
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Feeney is a stud OG. He moves really well from the guard position and is probably the best pass blocking OG in the draft. Feeney has only given up 2 sacks in college. Feeney had a second round grade from me, and many others.
The concern with Feeney is that he has a history with concussions, a problem that is known all too well to Chargers fans with offensive linemen.
I like the strategy the Chargers are using in this draft. I was hoping for this a few years ago when I suggested that the Chargers draft OL and build a wall for Philip Rivers and Melvin Gordon. Forrest Lamp, Max Tuerk, and Dan Feeney have the potential to spend the next 3-4 years becoming a dominant interior. Which will provide a great safety net for Rivers, Gordon, and the eventual replacement for Rivers.
There was a lot of good names at EDGE on the board which would have been nice to see, and this definitely isn’t a “sexy” pick, but this is how you build a good football team.