Offensive tackle, specifically a new right tackle, has been one of the most common themes among the Chargers’ draft needs. Most analysts pair them with an OT either in the first or second round of mock drafts, while some also have the Bolts double-dipping and taking another project later on day 3.
One name that I’ve seen mentioned in the same breathe as the Chargers on multiple occasions has been Washington right tackle Kaleb McGary, a monolithic prospect with some inspiring history. Recently, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweeted out that McGary was set to meet with a litany of clubs, including the Chargers.
Washington OT and potential first-rounder Kaleb McGary in heavy demand. He has private meetings-workouts and visits with Eagles, Bills, Saints, Falcons, Chargers, Colts, Cardinals, Panthers, Jaguars, Patriots, Green Bay, Redskins, Giants and Vikings, per a source. Pro Day today— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 1, 2019
McGary stands out among this offensive tackle for a variety of reasons. Usually, it’s because he’s a hair under 6-foot-8, easily making him one, if not, the tallest prospect at his position. But that’s not what does it for me. He separates himself from the pack with his nasty demeanor, demoralizing play style, and “take no prisoners” attitude.
OT Kaleb McGary (#58) went from prying the hole open, to pancaking Jalen Jelks all with one hand. pic.twitter.com/McvbnjDwxE— Cover 1 (@Cover_1_) April 1, 2019
It’s this mindset of McGary’s that I believe will be his biggest asset and the most important aspect of his game that he can bring to the Chargers. I don’t know if you guys have paid much attention to the offensive line, or more specifically, Sam Tevi, but he doesn’t exactly do anything to leave his opponents quivering in fear or rattled with intimidation. McGary would boost those ratings a good bit.
Would you guys like to see Kaleb McGary don the bolt next season? Why or why not?