Another leap by Herbert would elevate the team, but it all starts with the offensive line — a position that also had two names on this roster.
Tackle Rashawn Slater received three votes and was the third tackle listed. Center Corey Linsley took home the most votes at his position with six, and was dubbed as a “lynchpin” to the Chargers offensive line.
With three players on offense, the Bolts also had the same amount of defensive players on the team. Outside linebacker Joey Bosa and cornerback J.C. Jackson both made the list at their respective positions.
And safety Derwin James, Jr., was a top vote-getter at his position. Although he is listed as safety, he is much more than that as his versatility allows him to move all around the field and play at different spots.
James is one of the NFL’s most imposing, impactful defenders when healthy, hence the Chargers paying him big bucks this summer.
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