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The LA Chargers have several roster holes that are going to have to be filled this offseason. While the team hit a home run on the most important position last offseason they still have plenty of work to do with the rest of the roster.
The Chargers are in a decent salary-cap position heading into the offseason. According to Over the Cap, the Chargers have $25.3 million in cap space as it currently stands.
The team does have outlets to free up money and is already reportedly looking to trade/cut Trai Turner (it will be cut) to free up $11.5 million. Chris Harris and Casey Hayward are options to be cut to free up money as well.
However, every cut the team makes only opens another hole on the roster that needs to be filled and not all of those holes can be filled in the NFL Draft. It is unreasonable to expect the Chargers to make 4-5 selections that will have an instant impact. These things take time.
Regardless, the 2021 NFL Draft is extremely important. The Chargers don’t have the funds to fill every roster hole and the better the team drafts the more likely they are to make the playoffs next season.
We will get a better idea of how the LA Chargers will draft after free agency, which starts on March 17th.