Chargers Draft

Breaking down Chargers top first-round prospects following Vegas win

Simon Brady
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: General manager Tom Telesco of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Tom Telesco
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: General manager Tom Telesco of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Tom Telesco
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(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers’ win over the Las Vegas Raiders may change the team’s draft philosophy.

A divisional opponent and fringe playoff team on a short week certainly insinuates a chaotic, head-scratching ‘L’ for these LA Chargers. Except they actually found a way to win in a shootout against the Las Vegas Raiders, 30-27, with a three-minute game-winning drive to cap overtime. The first divisional opponent the ailing Chargers have bested in nearly two years.

Even with Joe Burrow’s catastrophic leg injury, following the historic 45-0 shellacking by the New England Patriots, with amateur special teams errors and turnovers giving the Pats short field position in only a way the Chargers can provide, allowing this incredibly stagnant, untalented Pats team to post such a score, gave Bolt fans hope they may be on a fast track to landing Penei Sewell this April. The incredibly gifted tackle prospect that has received hall of fame projection from some already.

With this two-game win streak, the most ideal foundational piece to protecting franchise quarterback Justin Herbert moving forward is out the window. But nonetheless, tonight was a reminder there’s plenty of help to go around with this roster.

With Herbert leading an explosive offense in place, cleaning house at coaching staff and a few good offseasons could put Los Angeles in a great spot moving forward. Let’s see how they can speed up that process this spring.

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