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Chargers 90-in-90: OG Oday Aboushi

For now, Aboushi is your starting right guard for the Bolts.

Detroit Lions v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Oday Aboushi was born and raised in Brooklynn, New York where he attended Xaverien High School. Following his prep career, Aboushi was rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and committed to play his college ball at Virginia.

While playing for UVA from 2009-2012, Aboushi started 37 of 43 games. As a senior, Aboushi put together his best season en route to earning First-Team All-ACC honors.

Aboushi was originally drafted by the Jets in the fifth round back in 2013. After spending three seasons in New York, he was released and claimed off waivers by the Texans where he played from 2015-2016. Since 2017, he has also spent time with the Seahawks, Raiders, Cardinals, and Lions.

So far in his career, Aboushi has played in 64 total games with 41 starts under his belt. As a rookie, he started a career-high 10 games for the Jets at left guard and most recently started eight games for the Lions on the other side this past season.

Aboushi signed with the Chargers as a free agent on March 20.

Basic Info

Height: 6’5
Weight: 308
College: Virginia
Experience: 8
Years with team: 0

Contract Status

“Oday Aboushi signed a 1 year, $1,600,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including a $400,000 signing bonus, $1,600,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,600,000. In 2021, Aboushi will earn a base salary of $1,200,000 and a signing bonus of $400,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,600,000 and a dead cap value of $1,600,000.” - Spotrac.com

The Good

Aboushi has been a bit of a journeyman in the NFL but he seemed to really find his stride while playing in Detroit last season. When he’s able to put it together, he plays some real bully ball. With great size for a guard, Aboushi’s potential to revitalize his career late should be maximized with the Chargers in 2021.

The Bad

Aboushi has been with five different NFL team’s in his eight year career and there’s a reason for that. He’s wildly inconsistent which is apparent when you put the good film and bad film next to each other. With the Lions last season, he had a mean streak that popped. However, in the team’s first intra-squad scrimmage inside SoFi Stadium, he struggled against the likes of Cortez Broughton and didn’t look all that on-point. It’s still early in the preseason, but the early returns aren’t looking good just yet.

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

Aboushi is a lock to make the final 53-man roster and he’s currently the leader in the competition for the team’s starting right guard spot. Rookie Brenden Jaimes should provide competition throughout the season and should Aboushi falter at all early on, expect his seat to heat up with haste.