By Mike PescaAFC West | March 15, 2018 | 10:02pmA couple weeks ago, the Chargers announced they were parting ways with coach Mike McCoy.
After a disappointing season that saw them finish with just 10 wins, the team parted ways with head coach Anthony Lynn after just two seasons in charge.
With the departure of McCoy, it appeared that the Chargers were headed for a big rebuild.
They had a number of young and promising players on their roster, but they also had to deal with some tough decisions on the coaching side of the ball.
One of those decisions came after the Chargers failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive year.
This time around, they were able to make some changes.
The new coaches took the reins and brought in the man who was once a coach who could help them rebuild their roster.
The Chargers hired John Pagano to be their new head coach.
With him in place, the franchise is back on track.
After a disappointing 2017 campaign, the NFL is finally showing that teams can rebuild their rosters and improve them as they enter the next phase of the franchise’s journey.
The Chargers’ offense was a mess last year, and they had a tough time moving the ball on defense, but the offense was able to do so thanks to a couple key players, including Keenan Allen, who has become a force on the outside.
This offseason, the offensive line was one of the major additions the Chargers made.
The move brought a lot of young talent to the table, and the players who signed with the team have all shown flashes of what they can do.
However, there are still questions surrounding their offensive line, as the Chargers have yet to make any significant signings.
Here are five players who should be able to help the Chargers return to contention.1.
Melvin IngramThe Chargers brought in Melvin Ingram, a former Pro Bowler, as a free agent last offseason.
While the Chargers never really seemed to be able find a consistent pass rush in their passing game, Ingram can fill that void for the Chargers.
The former first-round pick has shown flashes in pass protection and in run blocking, and he can help the team with his pass protection.2.
Travis BenjaminThe Chargers had a difficult offseason signing of Travis Benjamin, but Benjamin is a special player.
He is a versatile athlete who can line up on either side of offensive linemen.
The team will have to replace him on the defensive line, but he is a player the Chargers will need to keep around long-term.3.
Jared OdrickThe Chargers have made some big moves in free agency and signing free agents in the past two offseasons, but this time around they will need some help on the offensive side of their defense.
After losing Jared Odell to retirement, they had to replace Eric Weddle, who was the starting left tackle for the previous three seasons.
Eric Wedsley had the misfortune of being traded to the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional third-round draft pick.
The defensive tackle has been a key piece for the team for years and he will need a big boost in the passing game if the Chargers want to be contenders in the AFC West again.4.
Tyron SmithThe Chargers made some moves in the offseason to get their offense on the field.
They brought in offensive lineman Tyron Smiley to be the starter at left tackle, and it looks like they finally have the right guy in place.
Smiley was the starter for five seasons with the Cowboys, and with him now retired, it will be interesting to see if he can take over for Keenan Hunter.5.
Melvin GordonThe Chargers are hoping to make a splash in free agent free agent offensive lineman Melvin Gordon.
After being cut by the Rams, Gordon was one the biggest names to come out of the NFL Draft.
Gordon has a huge frame, but his strength is his hands.
He has shown some potential as a pass protector in the run game, but there is still a lot to work with when it comes to blocking.
The former All-Pro has been with the Chargers for four seasons and he should help the offense this offseason.6.
Tyrod TaylorThe Chargers signed Tyrod Tate, the son of former NFL defensive tackle Tamba Hali, to be a member of the offensive lineman group.
With the Chargers trying to improve their pass rush this offseason, it makes sense to add another player who can play both guard and tackle.
Taylor was a third-team All-Pac-12 selection as a senior in 2016.
He was named a first-team Pac-12 All-Defensive team as a sophomore.
Taylor will have a tough adjustment to making the roster because he has to play tackle for one of those teams.
However the Chargers are in a great spot with the talent they have in their roster heading into the season.7.
Corey LiugetLiuget is a strong, talented offensive lineman who has played for the Chiefs, Packers, Browns and Chargers.
He’s played in 13 games for the