The Chargers gave up a little too much to move up to take Melvin Gordon, but can add value to Gordon by selecting a run-blocking lineman. With experience at both the right tackle and right guard position, Alexander can help shore up some uncertainty on the right side of the line. Joe Barksdale is not an ideal long-term solution at right tackle, while DJ Fluker is currently dealing with some injuries and was initially drafted to be the Chargers’ right tackle. No matter which position the Chargers put Alexander or Fluker in 2016, it will likely be an improvement over having Barksdale at right tackle.
I thought that he was going to be a first rounder last year, and then I paid better attention. Still, he has potential to make for a solid interior lineman. His experience at left tackle also adds value, in case something happens to Anthony Castonzo.
Whitehair not only has experience at multiple positions, but he’s actually enjoyed some success at multiple positions. He can be Jahri Evans’ eventual replacement at right guard and make for some nice injury insurance, given his versatility