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Recent draft picks that likely won't make the Chargers 53-man roster

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Update: According to Doug Kyed, the Chargers have officially released Emeke Egbule

3. Emeke Egbule

This is a guaranteed player that will not make the roster in 2022. While the Chargers are pretty thin depth-wise at the EDGE position, they also have two elite players leading the way in Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack.

Chris Rumph has also shown out during camp and the preseason and appears ready to take a leap as a rotational pass-rusher in his second season. Kyle Van Noy will play some middle linebacker while the team gets healthy but once the team is full strength at that position he will also fill in at EDGE.

There simply is no room for Emeke Egbule to make the roster as he has not done anything to earn that roster spot this season. Quite frankly, the only reason he is still in the hunt for a roster spot is that he was drafted by the team in 2019. If he were an undrafted free agent, with the way he has played, he probably would have gotten cut already or wouldn't be in the conversation at all.

The Chargers could keep him around on the practice squad but there are better options at EDGE. Jamal Davis has really played well during camp and in the preseason and he is much more deserving of that practice squad spot than Egbule. The team can obviously carry more than one EDGE, though, so it will be interesting to see how they approach it.

Egbule was not even a Brandon Staley selection so there really is not much of a case for the 2019 sixth-round pick. This is not that shocking, though, as he played a career-low three games last season.

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