Now that this NFL offseason’s free agency wave and draft have come and gone, we have a clearer picture of what rosters will look like in September. Some teams drafted for need, and some drafted strictly with an eye on talent. Either way, most teams still have weaknesses.

Football Outsiders looked at the single biggest remaining hole on each NFL roster. At this point in the offseason, a roster hole does not necessarily mean a position with no clear starters; most teams have filled all those spots, and lingering issues are at positions where depth is sketchy. Let’s take a closer look, weaving in some advanced stats to help explain the weaknesses. We begin with the NFC East.

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Roster hole: Skill-position depth

The Cowboys have their starting lineup pretty set at this point. The only question mark is weakside linebacker, currently penciled in as rookie third-rounder DeMarvion Overshown or 2022 fifth-round pick Damone Clark. But that’s not much of a hole because the modern-day starting lineup in the NFL really includes just two linebackers, not three. In fact, the Cowboys only used their base defense on 4% of plays last season!

A bigger problem for the Cowboys is the lack of depth at wide receiver and running back. At wide receiver, the current No. 4 option is Jalen Tolbert, who was targeted just three times in eight games as a rookie. Third-year receiver Simi Fehoko had a little more usage than Tolbert (three catches). KaVontae Turpin is really just a return specialist, and the Cowboys didn’t draft a receiver this year until Jalen Brooks in the seventh round. There will be real trouble if CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks or Michael Gallup suffers an injury.

There’s also a lack of depth behind Tony Pollard at running back. Deuce Vaughn is a great story, drafted by the team for which his father is a scout, and he did well in Football Outsiders’ BackCAST projections. Still, the Cowboys could use a veteran on a cost-effective contract to round out their backfield.



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Roster hole: Edge rusher

Kayvon Thibodeaux is one of the anchors of the Giants’ defense and should be even better in his second NFL season. The problem is figuring out who can rush the passer across from Thibodeaux or when he needs to take a breather. The other starter is Azeez Ojulari, a talented pass-rusher who had 5.5 sacks last season in just seven games. The problem is availability, not quality; can Ojulari escape the nagging injuries (calf, quad, ankle) that took him out of the lineup for much of last year?

The larger issue is the players behind Thibodeaux and Ojulari. Veteran Jihad Ward is a bit big to be playing outside linebacker, although he had three sacks and eight hurries for the Giants last year. Otherwise, it is all youngsters. Tomon Fox had 11 pressures as a rookie undrafted free agent, but Elerson Smith hasn’t done much in two years. The Giants didn’t draft anybody to add to the edge rush depth, although they did sign Pitt edge rusher Habakkuk Baldonado after the draft.

Roster hole: Defensive end

It’s really hard to find holes on the Eagles’ roster. Every position appears to be covered twice over. This roster truly goes two deep almost everywhere.

The exception might be the defensive end position. Note that we didn’t write “edge rusher” because the Eagles will also use strongside linebacker Haason Reddick and his backup, first-round rookie Nolan Smith, to rush the passer. However, the conventional defensive end position has depth questions. Starter Brandon Graham is 35 years old. No. 3 edge rusher Derek Barnett is returning from a torn ACL. The rest of the depth chart is made up of 2021 sixth-rounder Tarron Jackson (one sack in two seasons) and some undrafted free agents.

If the Eagles can fit one more veteran under their cap, the defensive end rotation would be a good place to put him.

Roster hole: Quarterback

So Washington is really going into the season with Sam Howell as the starter, huh? The track record of fifth-round quarterbacks is not a strong one, and Howell had a minus-18.5% passing DVOA and 44.5 QBR in limited playing time last year.

Jacoby Brissett makes for an excellent backup and could take over the starting role in training camp, but let’s not expect him to repeat his fantastic 2022 season. Brissett ranked eighth among starters with a 60.0 QBR and seventh with 13.0% passing DVOA, but that’s a good bit higher than what he has done with significant playing time in past years. The Commanders are just as likely to get a Brissett close to the one we saw with the 2021 Dolphins, who ranked 31st out of 34 qualifying quarterbacks in passing DVOA.

There are other positions where the Commanders could use depth, such as wide receiver, but quarterback is still the position where the Commanders’ current starting plan makes you scratch your head.


Roster hole: Edge rusher

The Bears had only 20 sacks as a team last season, so this was a position where they needed to find help in the offseason. They found some, but it comes with questions.

DeMarcus Walker managed seven sacks for the Titans in just six games last season, but that was a real outlier compared to Walker’s previous performance. He has never put up more than 4.5 sacks in a season otherwise, and he has never played more than 13 games in a single year. It seems tough to depend on him for a full season of starts.

Behind him on the depth chart is Rasheem Green, who had 3.5 sacks for the Texans last season but has only one NFL season (2021 with Seattle) as a regular starter. Trevis Gipson, who will start opposite Walker, had only three sacks last year in 10 starts — although he had seven the year before. And 2022 fifth-round pick Dominique Robinson had 2.5 sacks as a rookie. This is not a gaping hole, but it is clearly the position where the Bears could use more strength.

Roster hole: Wide receiver

This is a bigger problem than it should have been because of Jameson Williams‘ six-game gambling suspension. Before that, the Lions were planning to start Williams along with Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds.

Now, the Lions will need to put Marvin Jones Jr. in the starting lineup for the first part of the season. It’s hard to know how much he has left at age 33; he put up a minus-8.6% DVOA for the Jaguars last year. At least Kalif Raymond has done a good job of transitioning from return specialist to more of a depth receiver with more than 500 yards in each of the past two seasons. Behind Jones and Raymond are players who haven’t done much in the NFL, including Tom Kennedy and Trinity Benson.



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Roster hole: Safety

Darnell Savage has been a bit of a disappointment since the Packers drafted him in 2019. He misses tackles — at least 15 each season, according to Sports Info Solutions — and struggles in coverage, ranking 55th out of 71 qualifying safeties in yards allowed per pass last season. The Packers signed ex-49ers safety Tarvarius Moore to play next to Savage this year, but Moore missed all of 2021 with a torn Achilles and then couldn’t get on the field when he came back last season, playing just 41 defensive snaps.

Moore will compete for the job with Rudy Ford, who started six games for the Packers last year and led the team with three interceptions but is a journeyman now on his fourth team. The Packers also spent a seventh-round pick on Anthony Johnson Jr. and otherwise have just UDFAs on the depth chart.

Roster hole: Cornerback

The Vikings have thrown a lot of draft picks at the cornerback position over the past few years. Now they just have to hope that the youngsters come through. The one veteran here is former Arizona starter Byron Murphy Jr., who has been about a league-average cornerback over the past couple seasons.

After Murphy, the depth chart is all about youth. The presumed starters are both draft picks from 2022, but neither played much as rookies: 162 defensive snaps for Akayleb Evans and 105 snaps for Andrew Booth Jr., with just three starts between them. Behind those players are two draft picks from this year, third-round selection Mekhi Blackmon and fourth-rounder Jay Ward. The Vikings also signed former Patriots second-round pick Joejuan Williams, but he missed all of last season with a shoulder injury and has only one career start in the NFL.


Roster hole: Wide receiver

We came not to bury Drake London, but to praise him. London had an excellent rookie year as the clear top option in Atlanta, finishing tied for 29th in ESPN’s new receiver rankings. The problem with the Atlanta wide receiver room is everyone else.

The other outside receiver, ex-Raider Mack Hollins, is coming off a career year at age 29. He had never put up more than 250 yards in a season before he had 690 on 57 catches last season. The third receiver right now is Scotty Miller, who has combined for just 223 yards on 28 receptions over the past two years. KhaDarel Hodge is a journeyman deep threat who had his best season with 13 catches for 202 yards and a touchdown for the 2022 Falcons. That was his fourth NFL team in five seasons.

The rest of the depth chart has combined for two regular-season NFL catches. The non-London Atlanta receivers are mostly known as field-stretchers, making this an excellent landing spot for a veteran slot receiver such as Jarvis Landry.

Roster hole: Cornerback

Remember when Jaycee Horn was selected No. 8 overall in 2021, one pick before Pat Surtain II?

Surtain may have made All-Pro but Horn wasn’t too shabby in 2022, allowing just 5.6 yards per target. That was 0.2 yards better than Surtain. However, Horn and fellow starter Donte Jackson have missed 31 of a possible 68 games these past two seasons with a myriad of injuries. And the Panthers demonstrated their thin cornerback depth chart last year when holdover backups Keith Taylor Jr. and CJ Henderson allowed 12.3 and 9.0 yards per target, worst and 15th-worst among cornerbacks with 30 or more covered targets, respectively.

The depth is better if we count Jeremy Chinn as the nickelback, but if Chinn is covering the slot, it creates a depth problem at the safety position instead.

Roster hole: Defensive tackle

Last season’s top three Saints defensive tackles are all on other teams now. New Orleans helped fill the hole on the first night of the draft by selecting Bryan Bresee out of Clemson with the No. 29 overall pick, but they still need to fill out the rest of the rotation.

Nobody here has much NFL starting experience: Nathan Shepherd started three games for the Jets last year, Malcolm Roach started three for the Saints and Khalen Saunders hasn’t started a game since 2020. The three players combined for six sacks last season, with more than half of that coming from Saunders, who played very well in a seven-game stretch. But Saunders, probably the best of the three veterans, has always been injury prone. The depth behind them is made up of young undrafted free agents.

Roster hole: Quarterback

Most of the football intelligentsia assumes that the Buccaneers are tanking this year to clear their salary cap and get a shot at one of the 2024 draft’s top quarterbacks — like Caleb Williams. Certainly, nobody expects the Bucs 2023 quarterbacks to still be starting for the team come 2024. Baker Mayfield has seen his QBR drop each of the past two seasons, with a really awful mark at 24.5 last year. And Kyle Trask wasn’t even able to get on the field over the past couple years, not even in blowouts. Third quarterback? There isn’t even one on the roster right now.


Roster holes: Healthy quarterbacks, center

Kyler Murray is still recovering from a torn ACL and backup Colt McCoy may not be ready for the start of the season due to a neck injury. So that leaves the opening day starter for the Cardinals as … fifth-round rookie Clayton Tune? Jeff Driskel? Or perhaps one-time Lions backup David Blough? None of these would be considered quality options around the rest of the league.

The Cardinals also have a considerable hole in the middle of their offensive line. They signed Hjalte Froholdt from the Browns and right now have him penciled in as the starting center. Froholdt has only started six games in four NFL seasons and ranked 33 out of 35 qualifying centers in snaps per blown block last season, according to Sports Info Solutions charting. His backup, Lecitus Smith, had similar blown block numbers per game in two starts for the 2022 Cardinals as a sixth-round rookie.

Roster holes: Inside linebacker, safety

It’s really hard to pick one “biggest hole” for the Rams roster, but at least the answer is no longer special teams. The Rams came out of the draft with a punter and a return specialist, then immediately signed a kicker and a long snapper from among the undrafted rookies. The Rams also didn’t have a backup quarterback before the draft, but now they have Stetson Bennett.

So, let us turn to the defense. First, inside linebacker. Last year, Bobby Wagner played 99% of defensive snaps while Ernest Jones played 66%. This year, we assume Jones will have to play a Wagner-like 99% of defensive snaps, and the rest of those inside linebacker snaps go to … uh, who, exactly? Veteran Christian Rozeboom played a total of seven defensive snaps last season and is currently penciled in as the other starter. Behind Jones and Rozeboom are special teamer Jake Hummel and then four undrafted rookies.

There’s a little more experience at safety, where at least Jordan Fuller was a two-year starter before missing most of last year to injury. The free safety role belongs to Russ Yeast, a 2022 seventh-round pick who played only 10% of defensive snaps as a rookie. The depth at safety consists of 2022 sixth-round pick Quentin Lake, a practice squad safety out of Georgia named Richard LeCounte III, and then — like at inside linebacker — all undrafted rookies.

Roster hole: Right tackle

Goodbye, Mike McGlinchey, who got a big contract to make big holes for the running backs of the Denver Broncos. Hello, Colton McKivitz, now taking McGlinchey’s place as the starting right tackle of a Super Bowl contender. McKivitz has started five games in three years since the 49ers took him in the fifth round of the 2020 draft. He hasn’t played much otherwise, so there are still question marks here. Clearly, the 49ers do believe in him, as they gave him a two-year extension instead of just a regular restricted free agent tender.

Behind McKivitz on the depth chart are veteran Matt Pryor — who was not good at all as the left tackle in Indianapolis at the start of last season — and 2021 fifth-round pick Jaylon Moore.

Roster hole: Interior offensive line

Left guard Damien Lewis maxes out at “reliable,” and his contract expires after the year. Center Evan Brown is on his fifth team in five years and only started in Detroit because other guys were injured. Right guard Phil Haynes is untested, with only five starts in four seasons.

The Seahawks did address depth and the future at the position with two midround picks this year, fourth-rounder Anthony Bradford and fifth-rounder Olusegun Oluwatimi. But they could definitely use an upgrade, especially at right guard, if they want to challenge for this year’s NFC West title.



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Roster hole: Wide receiver

The Bills’ No. 1 option, Stefon Diggs is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. He finished fourth in the ESPN NFL receiver rankings driven by NFL Next Gen Stats data. Then there’s a steep drop-off. No. 2 receiver Gabe Davis was 100th out of 111 receivers and tight ends in that same metric.

Last year’s fifth-round Khalil Shakir is the main slot receiver. He impresses with speed but had just 10 receptions and a middling DVOA as a rookie. Deonte Harty was primarily a return specialist for the Saints and was injured most of last year, although he did have an impressive 15.8 yards per reception in 2021. Trent Sherfield is on his fourth team and didn’t play much over 2019-2021 before he had 30 catches for the Dolphins last year.

The Bills could use a big upgrade at this position, which is why they were so frequently tied to Odell Beckham Jr. before he signed with Baltimore. Perhaps that upgrade can come from a midseason trade?

Roster hole: Tight end

Yes, Durham Smythe and Eric Saubert are strong blockers, and that’s what Mike McDaniel wants in the Miami offense. But it would be nice to have at least one tight end who was pretty good at getting open on routes, because you’ll need that when the Dolphins are behind in games.

Over the past four years combined, Smythe scored a 36 in the ESPN receiver ratings, while Saubert scored a 42. Both would rank among the lowest tight ends in the league if either had enough targets to qualify for the rankings. Behind these two is a receiving tight end, but he’s a rookie. Sixth-round pick Elijah Higgins played wide receiver at Stanford and is switching positions.

Roster hole: A No. 1 wide receiver

The New England depth chart at wide receiver is not quite as bad as has been advertised. The problem is that there’s nobody atop it, just a collection of WR2s and WR3s with a couple of late-round rookies behind them.

Theoretically, DeVante Parker is the No. 1 receiver, or at least the receiver who draws coverage from opponents. Parker had an excellent season last year, ranking in the top 20 for DYAR (total receiving value) despite fewer than 50 targets. But there are definitely some small sample size issues there, and Parker was nowhere near as good in 2021. The ESPN receiver rankings based on Next Gen Stats have Parker at 54, slightly above average in 2022. But he was way down at 34 in 2021.

JuJu Smith-Schuster takes over from Jakobi Meyers as the main slot option, and he’s good, but again — not a No. 1 option. Kendrick Bourne led all qualifying receivers in DVOA back in 2021, but there’s a reason he’s never been a regular NFL starter. Tyquan Thornton is a promising speedster, but his rookie year was underwhelming with minus-27.5% DVOA and a catch rate below 50%. A clear top option to push everyone one space down the depth chart would have been a major offseason addition to help Mac Jones bounce back from last year’s struggles.

Roster hole: Strongside linebacker

The Jets used base defense (three linebackers) on a higher-than-average 29% of defensive snaps last season. But they currently don’t have a good option for that third linebacker spot behind C.J. Mosley and Quincy Williams. Veteran Kwon Alexander filled the role last year and is still available in free agency, but so far the Jets have not brought him back. ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini reports that they could still do so, but if they don’t, they are left with a very inexperienced selection of linebackers.

Jamien Sherwood, a 2021 fifth-round pick, played only 21 defensive snaps last season. Hamsah Nasirildeen, chosen a round later in the same draft, played only seven. Sixth-round rookie Zaire Barnes is physically skilled but a bit undersized. The good news here is that this should be an easy spot to fill with a veteran signing, with not only Alexander but players such as Anthony Barr, Nick Vigil and Joe Thomas available.



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Roster hole: Left guard

Ravens fans are probably just excited that this no longer says “Wide receiver.” The Ravens have a fairly strong roster with good depth at most positions, making this a difficult choice.

But their most questionable starter right now is pretty clearly left guard Ben Cleveland. Cleveland was a 2021 third-round pick but has only started five games in his first two seasons. He replaces the departed Ben Powers, who signed in Denver. Cleveland needs to take a leap this season, and the Ravens need him to be a steady starter. Behind him are veteran John Simpson and sixth-round rookie Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu.

Roster hole: Linebacker

Here’s another team with a strong all-around roster. There are many worse problems to have than “backup off-ball linebackers.” But that’s probably the biggest Bengals hole right now.

Logan Wilson and Germaine Pratt are a fine pair of starters. When they play base defense — 18% of snaps last year — the third linebacker is fourth-year veteran Akeem Davis-Gaither. Davis-Gaither has some tackling issues, missing 24 tackles over the past three years despite only starting three games (according to Sports Info Solutions charting). If any of those players get injured, there will be trouble. Markus Bailey played just 58 defensive snaps last year, and Joe Bachie played only 14. The rest of the depth chart here is made up of UDFA rookies.

Roster hole: Running back

Are the Browns finally going to give Nick Chubb upwards of 80% of the team’s carries? Right now, Chubb doesn’t really have a partner in the Cleveland backfield. The backup is either 2022 fifth-round pick Jerome Ford, who only played 14 offensive snaps as a rookie and did poorly in Football Outsiders’ BackCAST projections a year ago, or third-year man Demetric Felton Jr., a bit of a receiver/running back tweener and gadget player who hasn’t done much in two NFL seasons.

It’s hard to imagine the Browns giving either of those players over 40% of offensive snaps like they did with Kareem Hunt last season. The good news for the Browns is that this is an easily fillable hole with plenty of veteran running backs still on the free agent market. Even Hunt is still available!

Roster hole: Linebacker

Linebacker depth is a problem for the Steelers both outside and inside. On the outside, the main backups to T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith are Quincy Roche, who had 2.5 sacks for the 2021 Giants but could only get on the field in three games last year, and fourth-round rookie Nick Herbig, who got a moderate projection in Football Outsiders’ SackSEER system.

On the inside, new arrivals Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts are backed up by former Giants starter Tae Crowder, who was cut by New York and ended last season on the Steelers’ practice squad, and ex-Seahawks linebacker Tanner Muse, primarily a special teamer. There’s also Mark Robinson, who saw 44 defensive snaps last year as a seventh-round rookie. The 2022 Steelers had six different linebackers play at least 35% of defensive snaps, so the Steelers are likely going to need some of these guys to step up and perform alongside the starters.


Roster hole: A No. 1 wide receiver

There’s a Brandin Cooks-sized hole right in the middle of the Houston receiving corps, which has a collection of Nos. 2 and 3 but no clear No. 1 target to draw opposing coverage. Robert Woods is aging and Nico Collins hasn’t developed into a star. Both players had negative DYAR and DVOA last season. John Metchie III has the talent, but it’s hard to know what to expect coming back from a season lost to fighting cancer. Noah Brown is a useful depth receiver but nobody’s idea of a starter. Nathaniel Dell and Xavier Hutchinson are rookies. This isn’t a problem that can really be solved unless Metchie, Dell or Collins takes a huge leap forward this season.

Center is also a weak spot for the Texans, as Scott Quessenberry was very poor last year, and second-round rookies like Juice Scruggs often struggle in their first year in the NFL. But it’s hard to call something “a hole” when the team just used a second-round pick to fill it.

Roster hole: Right guard

Offensive line was a huge issue for the Colts in 2022, as they finished last in ESPN’s pass block win rate. And the weakest link on the Colts’ line was at right guard. Right now, Will Fries is the starter. He started nine games last season and finished 58th out of 63 qualifying guards in PBWR. Behind him is Danny Pinter, who started three games in 2022. He would have ranked 62nd in PBWR if he had enough snaps to qualify. Sports Info Solutions stats give similar rankings, as Fries ranked 29th among right guards in blown block rate — and Pinter would have ranked 35th if he had enough snaps.

Roster hole: Nickelback

The Jaguars have a strong starting tandem of cornerbacks with Tyson Campbell and Darious Williams. Campbell in particular had a breakout 2022 season, finishing fourth in coverage success rate among qualifying cornerbacks, according to Sports Info Solutions charting. The problem is that the modern NFL requires three or four cornerbacks most of the time, and the Jaguars have weaknesses there.

Veteran Tre Herndon was benched midway through the 2021 season. He came back to play more in 2022 but allowed 11.3 yards per target in coverage. Behind them are Chris Claybrooks and Tevaughn Campbell, who combined to play just 78 defensive snaps last season, and then sixth-round rookies Christian Braswell and Erick Hallett II. A veteran cornerback such as Ronald Darby, Eli Apple or Anthony Brown would be a strong addition for the Jaguars as they try to repeat in the AFC South.

Roster hole: Wide receiver

Treylon Burks had 33 catches as a rookie with DVOA and DYAR close to average. He could grow into a top receiver, but the jury’s definitely still out. The other outside receiver is Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, who was cut at the start of the offseason but then re-signed a couple of weeks later. Westbrook-Ikhine scored a 30 last year in the ESPN receiver rankings, near the bottom of the league.

The slot receiver will be Kyle Philips, a fifth-round pick in 2022 who played just 64 snaps as a rookie due to injury. Veteran Chris Moore is also around, but he’s 30 years old and spent most of his career primarily on special teams before a career season with 548 yards for last year’s Texans. The Titans didn’t draft a receiver this year until Colton Dowell in the seventh round.


Roster hole: Running back

The Broncos’ depth chart certainly looks as if they are expecting Javonte Williams to be back 100% from a torn ACL by the start of the season. Yet general manager George Paton has said there’s no definite date for Williams to return.

“We feel good that he’ll be back this season,” he recently said. “We’re not entirely sure when.”

The only established back behind Williams is former Bengals backup Samaje Perine, who was a strong pass-catcher with Cincinnati but has never carried the load for extensive time as a runner. Who will team with Perine if Williams isn’t ready by Week 1? Tony Jones Jr. had a grand total of 10 carries for Seattle and New Orleans last year. Tyler Badie had one for Denver. This would be a good landing spot for one of the many veteran running backs still available in free agency, from Ezekiel Elliott to Kareem Hunt.

Roster hole: Defensive tackle

Here’s the thing about being a championship team: You tend to have very good depth. If you’re a veteran who no longer is going to start in the NFL, why wouldn’t you want to go sign to at least share a locker room with Patrick Mahomes and get a shot at a ring? So the Chiefs have strong depth pretty much across the board. Their biggest question might be at defensive tackle.

No, not Chris Jones, but rather next to Jones. Derrick Nnadi struggled in 17 starts last season, and behind him is Tershawn Wharton (missed most of last season with a torn ACL) and Byron Cowart (former Patriots starter who played 20% of defensive snaps for the Colts a year ago and had no hurries or sacks). Veteran run-stuffer Danny Shelton is also around but spent all of last year on the practice squad. Sixth-round rookie Keondre Coburn is also an early-down nose tackle.

Roster hole: Right guard

Incumbent right guard Alex Bars slipped into the starting lineup early last season when Dylan Parham moved over to left guard to replace John Simpson. Bars went on to score 37 blown blocks according to Sports Info Solutions charting, the third-most among all guards. He was dead last at his position in snaps per blown block, 53rd among guards in pass block win rate (PBWR), and third worst among right guards in run block win rate (RBWR), according to ESPN Analytics.

Behind Bars (and Parham) on the depth chart is Netane Muti, who started three games for the 2021 Broncos but spent most of last year on their practice squad until the Raiders signed him late in the season. Then comes Jordan Meredith, who has only appeared in one NFL game, and Vitaliy Gurman, who has appeared in none. It’s clearly a position where the Raiders could use improvement, but it seems unlikely they would go out to sign a veteran guard such as Trai Turner or Dalton Risner to compete with Bars for the starting job.

Roster hole: Right tackle

Trey Pipkins III was better than expected last season, but even that still means he was 42nd among qualifying tackles in PBWR. He ranked 55th among qualifying tackles with 29.0 snaps per blown block. Foster Sarell, called up from the practice squad to spell Pipkins at midseason, was even worse with just 17.9 snaps per blown block. Second-year UDFA Andrew Trainer has never played a regular-season snap in the NFL. Theoretically, the Chargers could move Jamaree Salyer to right tackle if they needed to, but that would just open up a hole at right guard where Salyer is supposed to play this year.

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