Chargers Draft

The Chargers dream scenario with the 17th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft

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One of the top three guards falls to the Chargers at 35

It is going to be interesting to see how the LA Chargers handle the offensive line this offseason. While I personally would rather keep Matt Feiler at left guard, there has been growing speculation that the team might draft an interior offensive lineman in the 2022 NFL Draft and move Feiler to right tackle.

If the Chargers move back in the draft then that is probably the best route as it is not realistic to expect Trevor Penning to fall to the second round. Bernhard Raimann and Daniel Faalele are both options in the second round but if we are talking about ceiling, this is the higher ceiling.

Personally, I would still be fine with getting either Raimann or Faalele and keeping Feiler at left guard but we are talking about the best-case scenario, which creates the highest ceiling. That ceiling would be one of the top-three guards falling to 35.

The most likely guard to fall this far is Texas A&M's Kenyon Green, who ranks 27th on the consensus big board. While it is more likely that Green, Zion Johnson and Tyler Linderbaum are all taken in the first round, it would not be totally shocking if one of the three falls to the second.

The third guard taken last year (if we are calling Alex Leatherwood a guard) was Landon Dickerson, who was taken with the 37th overall pick in the draft. Every class is different, but there is precedent for first-round guard talents falling to the early second round.

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