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Chargers Select Mauling OL Forrest Lamp
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The Los Angeles Chargers couldn’t believe Forrest Lamp was still on the board last night when the first round came to an end.
After sweating out five picks before they were on the clock, the Bolts couldn’t get on the phone fast enough to select the Western Kentucky offensive lineman with the 38th overall pick.
Stay tuned for more about Lamp throughout the night, including an exclusive first interview with the newest Charger, initial reaction from General Manager Tom Telesco and Head Coach Anthony Lynn, film breakdown and more.
For now, here is his prospect profile written leading up to the draft:
School: Western Kentucky
Weight: 309 pounds
NFL Network Pro Comparison: Zach Martin
It’s easy to see why Forrest Lamp is one of the hottest names in scouting circles leading up to the NFL Draft.
The offensive lineman possesses the traits teams covet at the position, namely toughness, athleticism and power. Lamp also plays with a nasty mean streak for an added edge, and gives the opposition fits once he gets his hands locked in. As a result, many top pundits compare him to Dallas Cowboys’ Pro Bowler Zach Martin.
A four-year starter and two-time team captain with the Hilltoppers, some may question the caliber of his opponents during his college career. To that, draft experts say simply put on his tape from last year against Alabama, where he more than held his own against some of the nation’s top edge rushers.
While Lamp played tackle in college, where he was a two-time first-team Conference USA pick and third-team All-American, most expect him to kick inside at the next level.
40-Yard Dash: 5.00 seconds
Bench Press: 34 reps
Vertical Jump: 27.5 inches
Broad Jump: 111.0 inches