2024 NFL Combine viewing guide: What Chargers fans need to watch

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The LA Chargers are entering the first offseason of the new era with head coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Joe Hortiz. Harbaugh and Hortiz are not looking to take part in a multi-year turnaround and want the Chargers to be good right away. To accomplish that, the team is going to have to put together a strong oggseason.

That starts with the 2024 NFL Combine. Serving as the unofficial start of the offseason, the combine is a launching-off point for the rest of the offseason. The NFL Draft can and will shape the rest of the entire offseason, so fans need to pay attention.

Chargers fans specifically need to pay attention to certain dynamics and storylines when it comes to the 2024 NFL Combine. Last year it became obvious that Derius Davis was a dream target for the team, and fans can get the same kind of intel this time around.

Everything Chargers fans need to watch in the 2024 NFL Combine

Chargers fans need to pay close attention to Rome Odunze

There are two wide receivers who the Chargers may look to draft whether it be with the fifth overall pick or if the team trades down in the first round. LSU's Malik Nabers and Washington's Rome Odunze are the two favorites to be taken by the Bolts in the first round.

Nabers ranks higher than Odunze but he is not going to do drills at the combine, which gives the Washington receiver a chance to turn some heads and raise his draft stock. The receivers are set to do their drills on Saturday, so Chargers fans should tune in to potentially see the team's next franchise receiver.

Chargers fans need to pay attention to tight ends not named Brock Bowers

Brock Bowers is probably the overall favorite to be taken by the Chargers in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. That being said, taking a tight end early in round one isn't always the most popular move, so the Chargers may look to go in a different direction.

The Chargers still need to add tight end help and should look to do it at some point in the 2024 NFL Draft. Thus, even though Bowers is the likely selection, Chargers fans need to pay attention to the other tight ends working out at the NFL Combine.

Ohio State's Cade Stover might be the tight end to watch in the draft. While he is not the biggest pass-catching threat, Stover is exactly the kind of tight end that could play in Harbaugh and Greg Roman's offensive system.

Chargers fans need to watch the quarterbacks closely

The Chargers are not in the market for a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft but the quarterback market could have a big impact on the team's draft. Los Angeles holds a key selection with the fifth pick for any quarterback-hungry teams who want to move up in the draft.

In a perfect world, there would be four really strong quarterbacks in the draft class, prompting a team to trade up and get one of them with the fifth pick. This would allow the Chargers to move back, still take an elite talent, and pick up extra draft capital to build out the rest of the roster.

Don't ignore the quarterback position, Chargers fans. The Bolts may have the position figured out with one of the best in the sport, but the team can still benefit from quarterback-needy teams.

How to watch the 2024 NFL Combine

The NFL Combine will be broadcast on NFL Network. Those who have NFL Network through a TV provider can also watch the combine online or on the NFL app. Fans can also sign up for an NFL+ subscription to watch the combine live.

The full schedule for the combine is as followed:

  • Thursday, February 29 at 12 p.m. PST: Defensive lineman/linebackers
  • Friday, March 1 at 12 p.m. PST: Defensive backs/tight ends
  • Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. PST: Quarterbacks/wide receivers/running backs
  • Sunday, March 3 at 10 a.m. PST: Offensive linemen

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