Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers
As expected, the LA Chargers filled most of their needs in the 2021 NFL Draft. The team was extremely fortunate that Rashawn Slater fell to the 13th overall pick to make the selection as easy as possible and was even more fortunate when Asante Samuel Jr. fell to the team at 47.
It is safe to say that the best-case scenario happened for the Chargers. They landed the offensive tackle that some graded over Penei Sewell and got the best-case cornerback for the second round. If all goes as planned, the team effectively filled the two biggest roster holes.
There were some interesting selections later in the draft, though, and even after the 2021 NFL Draft the Chargers could still utilize free agency to patch things up. Free agents that are signed will no longer impact next year’s compensatory selections and the LA Chargers have some money to spend. Spotrac estimates the team to have $7.2 million in cap space at this point.
The LA Chargers are naturally going to want to leave some space as wiggle room but nobody at this point is going to cost much. The Bolts already made one post-draft signing, netting defensive tackle Christian Covington to a one-year deal.
That checks the defensive tackle box.