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NFL DRAFT 2017: Chargers select Tackle Sam Tevi from Utah

Dipping back in to the offensive line, Telesco and the Chargers select a project Tackle in the sixth

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Telesco apparently wasn’t done addressing the offensive line issues of the Los Angeles Chargers just yet. In the sixth round, the Chargers have selected OT Sam Tevi out of Utah.

Sam Tevi is a project, let’s get that out of the way now. He only has a couple of years of experience at the position, having started his career at defensive tackle his freshman year. He has played both right and left tackle in ‘15-’16 respectively.

He has a lot to learn at the offensive tackle position, but should be afforded the opportunity either on the roster or the practice squad. He showed enough with only two years at the position to be drafted over many guys who have played the spot most of their life, which is saying something. Reading a few write-ups on him, he has issues getting too upright and lunging which are things you can’t live with if he plans on lasting in the NFL.

I question going offensive line a third time this draft. I absolutely loved going back to back with the guard picks on day two but refusing to address the lack of depth in the front seven is interesting. On the live stream, we were anticipating interior DL or edge rusher, with some quality players there still on the board. Taking a flyer on a guy just learning the position is risky, but a risk in the sixth round is of course something I think we can live with.


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