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Los Angeles Chargers guard Matt Slauson had very high praise for his fellow rookie offensive linemen in an interview with Hardwick and Richards on Fox Sports radio.
The two rookies he spoke highly of were Chargers guards Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp. Slauson mentioned that he was “really impressed” and they were “playing at a level that’s beyond what you see rookies play at.”
Despite being second and third round draft picks, Feeney and Lamp seem to be playing like veterans. Usually, when rookies see an exotic blitz scheme they make mistakes, but both rookies have “been on it since they got here.”
Also, it is easy to “see football instincts in them,” which is another characteristic of a veteran and not a rookie.
Overall, Los Angeles needs to protect aging Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, and it seems like they found two great pieces to do that for now and in the future.
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