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Chargers 90-in-90: OL Tyree St. Louis

St. Louis will look to capitalize on his first NFL starts in 2020.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers-Training Camp Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis came out of the IMG Academy in Florida as a four-star recruit by both ESPN and Rivals and the ninth-best offensive lineman prospect in the state while being a top-300 high school prospect in the country. He decided to stay close to home and play his collegiate ball at Miami over the likes of Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, and USC.

As a freshman in 2015, St. Louis did not redshirt for the Hurricanes but saw most of his actions on special teams. As a sophomore, he saw himself earn the first starts of his career as he got the nod for the final eight games of the season at right tackle.

St. Louis would go on to start the final 26 games of his career through his junior and senior season with 13 starts in 2017 coming at right tackle and the final 13 coming on the left side. He earned Honorable Mention All-ACC honors following the 2018 season.

Before joining the Chargers, St. Louis was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Patriots. After spending about a week in New England, he was then signed to the Colts’ practice squad but was released soon after.

He signed with the Chargers on October 18 of 2019 and eventually earned his first start in week one of the 2020 season filling in for the injured Trai Turner. He would start one other game later in the the year and see time in three others. In January of 2021, St. Louis signed a reserve/future contract with the Bolts.

Basic Info

Height: 6’5
Weight: 315
College: Miami
Experience: 2
Years with team: 2

Contract Status

“Tyree St. Louis signed a 1 year, $780,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including an average annual salary of $780,000. In 2021, St. Louis will earn a base salary of $780,000, while carrying a cap hit of $780,000.” -

The Good

St. Louis has prototypical size and length, which is exactly what you need to check first when it comes to formerly undrafted players. Physically, he’s well-built and is a smooth mover. He impressed enough to earn a pair of starts in spot duty at right guard and his play was also adequate to the point where the team decided to keep him around for another offseason.

The Bad

St. Louis may have gotten on the field in a legitimate capacity but his play was unfortunately lackluster, at best. He was underwhelming in the running game and couldn’t keep up with many pass rushers in pass pro. While he may have cut it in the 2020 Chargers offensive line group, the new revamped unit has a higher standard going forward.

Odds of making the roster/What to expect in 2021?

I think St. Louis makes the roster as a bottom-tier backup who gets the nod over some of the other younger players due to his experience, no matter how small the sample size. I believe the Chargers keep at least nine lineman on the active roster and St. Louis would be my ninth and final body. Nate Gilliam, Ryan Hunter, and the two 2021 UDFAs will be his biggest competition in camp when it comes to staying active or being placed on the practice squad.