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Chargers could surprise with massive OT at #6

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The Chargers are likely going in one of two direction at #6: quarterback of the future or cornerstone left tackle. In a recent article by Maurice Moton over at Bleacher Report where he matches one “surprise, he has the Chargers going with the cornerstone tackle, but it’s not one of the two we are used to seeing paired with the Chargers.

Moton has Louisville left tackle Mehki Becton as the Bolts’ surprise pick in the first round and, to be honest, it’s not all that surprising. At this point, I have seen at least four different tackles going off the board first. It’s either Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, Georgia’s Andrew Thomas, or Becton. Multiple teams are going to get a really good offensive tackle in the first round and I really hope the Chargers are one of them.

Becton is a monolithic 6-foot-7 and weighed-in at the combine at 364 pounds. He’s understandably got one of the largest wingspans and has some of the biggest hands you’ll ever see. Consider every single box checked on scouts’ clipboards in Indy.

In his article, Moton expands on the struggles the Chargers’ tackles faced in 2019, specifically those of Sam Tevi and Trent Scott, who combined to allow 10.5 sacks in 2019. In his past two years of starting, Tevi has allowed 11.5 just by himself. Becton moves extremely well for some of his mass and absolutely provides the raw strength and power you would from someone that insanely massive.

Take a look at the video below for a teaser of Becton’s intangibles.

If the murmurings about Russell Okung’s unhappiness are true, picking Becton would likely mean he plays on the left side. Could he slide to the right side? Probably. But if the Chargers were looking for a right tackle of the future, Iowa’s Wirfs or Alabama’s Wills would both be better selections.