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10 Things to Watch: Forrest Lamp's Development

Take a look at the entire Bolts roster leading into 2018 Preseason.

With training camp on the horizon, we'll preview 10 of the most intriguing storylines to watch for when the Bolts kick things off on July 28.

It was exactly one year ago that Forrest Lamp was preparing for his first NFL training camp.

The consensus top-guard available in the 2017 draft, it was a shock he was still on the board when the Chargers landed him in the second round with the 38th overall pick. The selection was regarded as the steal of the draft, and Lamp was poised to play a significant role for the Bolts right off the bat.

Unfortunately, Lamp suffered a season-ending ACL injury on the fourth day of training camp, ending his rookie campaign before it could even begin. 

Fast forward one year and the 6-4, 310-pound guard is looking to make up for lost time. However, the Bolts will play it safe with the 24-year-old. 

"Forrest is progressing, so that is good news," General Manager Tom Telesco said toward the end of OTAs. "His frame of mind is very confident as well.  I don't have any firm timelines on when he will start working full but everything is positive right now."

No matter when he takes the field, how Lamp is brought along and develops will be top of mind. Remember, it's been well over a calendar year since he last played in a game, so there will likely be a learning curve.

However, there's a lot to be excited about when it comes to his potential.

A four-year starter and two-time team captain for the Hilltoppers, Lamp did not allow a single sack over his final two seasons. Perhaps most impressive is that he only allowed four QB pressures in 558 pass attempts during his final season at Western Kentucky. 

Not sacks…but pressures.

Thus, whenever Lamp proves ready, his addition to an already strong offensive line could provide a major boon to the Bolts' offense.

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