Best-case wide receiver for the LA Chargers: Garrett Wilson
If the LA Chargers are targeting a wide receiver in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft then that means that they did not bring back Mike Williams, which they should be doing. I get that some don't want to overpay for Williams but he is a crucial part of this offense and is better than his naysayers give him credit.
If the team does lose out in Williams and cannot replace him with an elite receiver via free agency or trade then they have to draft a true difference-maker in the 2022 NFL Draft. That true difference-maker, who is my top WR in this draft, is Garrett Wilson.
Wilson is lightning quick with great acceleration and agility. He has sure hands and would not only be someone who can take the top off of a defense with his open-field speed but is someone who can feast underneath with his quick touch and YAC ability. Putting him next to Keenan Allen, who can help refine his route-running, could create a scary wide receiver at the next level.
He is not the big-bodied, jump-ball technician that Mike Williams is (the Chargers would have to go and add someone of that mold to add to the WR rotation) but he is someone who could step in right away, play inside and out and be a lethal weapon for Justin Herbert.
Wilson checks in as the 12th-ranked prospect in the NFL Mock Draft Database's consensus big board. He probably goes to a wide receiver hungry team before the Bolts but falling to 17 is not out of the question.