When Forrest Lamp was drafted by the Chargers in the second round of the 2017 draft, I thought they had gotten the best offensive lineman in the draft. Unfortunately, Lamp tore his ACL in his first year and had a long recovery that set him back for the 2018 season as well.
To get an idea of just how good a college prospect Lamp was, take a look at his tweet from Pro Football Focus.
Lamp graded out as the best pass-blocking tackle to come out of college since 2014. So, it was disappointing to see Lamp's first two seasons wasted.
Lamp is now healthy and is looking like the player the Chargers always thought he would be.
Coming off a dreadful 2018 for the offensive line, the Chargers needed to make an improvement to the unit. After not really adding any competition during the off-season, it was up to Lamp to provide that improvement. After hearing about Russell Okung's health concerns, it became even more essential that someone step up and help improve this group.
Lamp has been that player in camp. He has been one of the best, if not the best lineman in camp this year and looks like a lock to finally win a starting role with the Chargers. The question is, what position? He has been competing solely at guard so far, but I would love to see him get some reps at tackle - where they really need help.
We may need to take what we can get and be happy with Lamp being a starting guard, but If Sam Tevi doesn't improve he may get a look by default.