Biggest Chargers draft busts under Tom Telesco: 3. Kenneth Murray, 23rd pick in 2020
Kenneth Murray is easily the most unpopular player currently on the LA Chargers. Murray has struggled to acclimate himself to the NFL and while he has shown flashes of something special here and there, his overall career has been underwhelming.
Murray was so bad in his second season that the Chargers tried him out as an edge rusher and that was even worse. When Kyzir White left in free agency, it opened the door for Murray to be full-time at inside linebacker next to Drue Tranquill. The results were better but still not great.
What makes the Murray selection even worse is what the Chargers did to take him in the 2020 NFL Draft. After making the most franchise-altering pick at sixth overall with Justin Herbert, the Bolts decided to trade their second and third-round pick to move back into the first to draft Murray.
You really have to live up to expectations if a team is trading two day-two picks to move into the first round to pick you, especially as a linebacker. Murray has not done that thus far and it seems unlikely that the team will even pick up his fifth-year option.
He ranks third on this list as he still has a chance to right the ship in his fourth year in the league. The Chargers have had back-to-back breakout seasons at linebacker so maybe Murray will be next.