Now that strong safety has been addressed, the Chargers will look to improve their depth on the offensive line. The widespread perception is the Chargers need a lot of help along the line, but in reality it may not be that bad.
There is no way the Chargers will release Marcus McNeill and let Jared Gaither leave via free agency, so when training camp opens they will have a left tackle.
Kris Dielman should be back and Louis Vazquez and Jeremy Clary are under contract for 2012. That leaves only free-agent center Nick Hardwick in question, and I find it hard to believe he and the Chargers won't come to an agreement.
With that said the Chargers still need improved depth on the line. There was a perceptible difference after Marcus McNeill got hurt and before Jared Gaither took over. Brandyn Dombrowski proved once and for all that he can't be counted on to cover Philip Rivers' blind side.
Enter Zerbie Sanders from Florida State.
There is a lot not to like about Sanders in terms of technique, but what he lacks for in style he makes up for in size and versatility. Sanders was the starting right tackle for Florida State for three-and-a-half seasons before replacing injured Andrew Datko on the left side.
The Chargers desperately need players who can step up and perform in the event of an injury, and Sanders proved he could do just that in 2011.
While some teams might consider Sanders a project, the Chargers would probably have the attitude that they have done more with less. Offensive line coach Hal Hunter was able to pull guys off the street last season and have them game-ready in less than a week.
With a full training camp and preseason to work with, Sanders should be able to work out any minor technical defects that might be deterrents for other teams.