The 2022 NFL Draft is going to be a very important one for the LA Chargers. The team is looking to capitalize on the window that it currently has with Justin Herbert on his rookie contract and finding quality depth in the draft would be massive for the team's success not only now but in the future.
The Bolts are coming off of a strong draft that saw them find their franchise left tackle, a quality cornerback and a solid wide receiver. That is not even including the later picks who take longer to evolve into contributors in the NFL.
This was a much-welcomed sight after the last two drafts, which quite frankly, were horrendous for Tom Telesco. The 2020 NFL Draft was a dumpster fire outside of Justin Herbert and the Chargers might not have a single player from that draft on the team by the start of the 2023 season (fingers crossed for Kenneth Murray).
The 2019 draft was worse just because the team did not land a franchise quarterback. Nasir Adderley is a quality starter and Drue Tranquill is fine but that is about it. When Tranquill is the second-best non-quarterback taken in a two-year span then you know something went wrong.
The LA Chargers cannot afford to make mistakes in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Obviously not every pick is going to hit from the 2022 NFL Draft but the Chargers still need to ensure that they make the right selections in key spots. That not only includes which players the team is targeting but which positions as well.
With several roster holes and a lot of variance in free agency, you could see the Chargers going a multitude of ways in the 2022 NFL Draft. However, regardless of what happens, there are three positions that the team should not be targeting in the first round no matter what.
And of course, we are not talking about the obvious ones like quarterback or running back. These are three positions that the Bolts could legitimately consider but shouldn't.