4 dream mid-round prospects for the Chargers in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Chargers' dream mid-round receiver: Bo Melton

The one thing that the LA Chargers need to add to the receiving corps for 2022 is speed. Jalen Guyton has speed, but his route tree is limited and he is not a dangerous YAC target for the Chargers. In finding speed, the Bolts would be looking, in theory, to add someone who could be a YAC target.

Unless Garrett Wilson falls to the Chargers at 17, that is why I never understood the big desire for the Bolts to draft a receiver. Sure, Jameson Williams would be great, but he might not even play this season and the Chargers could get more of an impact from another first-round prospect.

This is especially true when there are guys like Bo Melton, who the Chargers should be able to get in the third round and could even get in the fourth. Melton does not have the ceiling of Williams but for what the Chargers need, he would be perfect.

Melton has game-breaking speed with a sub-4.4 40-yard dash and is dangerous with the football in his hands. He would instantly get starting reps in the slot for the Chargers and in the future could be kicked outside as his route tree develops.

Like Joshua Palmer a year ago, Melton struggled with poor quarterback play and that is a factor in why his college statistics are not that impressive. Put him with a quarterback like Justin Herbert and he will flourish.