Chargers Draft

3 free agents the Chargers could be waiting to sign until after the 2022 NFL Draft

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2. Justin Jackson (or any cheap, veteran running back)

This inclusion is not necessarily as dependent on it being Justin Jackson but it being more so about the running back position. As the position currently stands, the LA Chargers are in rough shape after Austin Ekeler.

The team's only depth options as the roster stands today are Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree, who you could argue have not even shown enough to be on an NFL roster next season. It is inevitable that the Chargers are going to add to the position in the draft, especially with four compensatory picks.

However, one rookie running back may not be enough for the Bolts, especially if they are targeting someone in the late rounds. While someone like Ty Chandler is really enticing, after going 0-2 in the last two drafts at running back, the team is going to need more depth.

That depth could simply be bringing back Justin Jackson, who is going to have to sign a cheap deal to come back to the Chargers. However, it would not be surprising if the Bolts pivoted from that and signed another cheap depth option because of the injury concerns.

There are other decent running back options who are still available in free agency and could be the third prong in a three-back rotation with Ekeler and (hopefully) Chandler.

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