3 Pro Bowlers the Chargers could have drafted under Brandon Staley but didn't

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Tariq Woolen over JT Woods, 2022

This pick is a bit different than the others as the Chargers could have selected Tariq Woolen and JT Woods. LA could have picked Woods in the exact same spot and used the next selection on Woolen, who was drafted with the 153rd pick after the Chargers picked Isaiah Spiller in round four.

However, we are going to continue the trend and assume that with Hufanga in the defense, the Chargers could have comfortably taken a cornerback to address the secondary with the third-round pick. It certainly was a need for the Chargers at the time. LA did not address that need and instead signed Bryce Callahan.

That was great but it does not look like Callahan is part of the team's future plans. Woolen would be locked in as the team's slot corner and would remove cornerback entirely from the team's draft board. A secondary with Woolen, Samuel, Michael Davis and an eventually-healthy J.C. Jackson would be deadly.

Woolen made all the sense in the world for the Chargers before the draft as well. He was an extremely athletic prospect that had all the makings of being a perfect moldable Brandon Staley defensive player.

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It seemed like Woolen was going to be picked in the third round as well but he ended up falling to the Seahawks in round five to cement their draft as arguably the best of 2022.