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Los Angeles Chargers Meet with Cincinnati OT Korey Cunningham

Chargers met with the former Bearcat offensive tackle on Thursday

NCAA Football: East Carolina at Cincinnati Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

According to Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Times and Cunningham’s personal twitter account, the 6-foot-6 305-pound offensive tackle from the University of Cincinnati will be visiting with the Chargers today.

Korey Cunningham, a senior from Montevallo, Alabama, has been the Bearcat’s blindside protector since he won the starting job prior to the 2016 season. Named a team captain in 2017, Cunningham led the nation among offensive tackles in most pass block snaps without allowing a single sack.

Cunningham arrived at Cincinnati as a former three-star, 235-pound tight end recruit but made the switch to the offensive line in 2014. He competed in 33 total games while starting 24 straight to end his career.

After throwing on some of his tape, it’s evident that Cunningham still possesses smooth footwork and some natural speed from his days as a skill player. Depending on the resource you use, Cunningham runs anywhere between a 4.90 to a 5.00 40-yard dash. Anything in between would have placed him in the top-5 among offensive linemen at the NFL combine.

Footwork and athleticism aside, Cunningham will have to work on his aiming points on his initial strike in pass protection. His placement is erratic and he struggles to keep his hands inside while setting, which is more than likely the root of the problem.