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Chargers upgrade offensive line during first round in post Super Bowl Mock Draft

The Chargers could only go so far during this past season with the offensive line issues they had upfront. The team did a really nice job making the most of their running game early in the season. The further along the year went, the worse off the line was. In this latest mock draft from Bleacher Report, the Chargers got better. They selected Florida’s right tackle Jawaan Taylor. Here’s their blurb about him:

Offensive tackles have a way of going earlier than we expect in the real NFL draft, and that’s the case with Florida’s Jawaan Taylor. He could easily be a top-15 selection, but finding a fit for him early in this mock draft was impossible with four quarterbacks in the top 15 and a load of defensive linemen in that same range.

The Los Angeles Chargers will take it.

Taylor is a powerful right tackle with a body type that most scouts believe will keep him on the right side or at guard because of his size (6’5″, 328 lbs) and power. For the Chargers, he would pencil in as a Day 1 upgrade at right tackle and someone to fuel the power run game and keep Philip Rivers clean as he nears the final leg of his career.

We watched Taylor against Kentucky’s Josh Allen last week. Taylor was great. He shut Allen down. If you didn’t know the names of the players, the guy from Florida would be the player that is expected to go in the top five. Check the site later to see who the Chargers took on Day two of this hypothetical Mock.

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