3 late-round prospects the LA Chargers should target in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Tyquan Thornton
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Tyquan Thornton, WR Baylor

As seen throughout the 2021 season, Joe Lombardi's offense lacked a legitimate down-the-field threat who can be a game-breaker when paired with Herbert's rocket arm.

Jalen Guyton attempted to be this guy last season and was satisfactory for stretches, but is clearly not the long-term fit the team desires. All championship-caliber teams have skill players who are reliable speedsters who can flip a game in an instance, and this Chargers team lacks that.

Fortunately for LA, Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton is a player who will be available on Saturday in the later rounds and can bring a whole new dynamic to the Bolts' offense.

Thornton, aged 21, is a 6'2", 180 lbs track star who spent his collegiate career burning defenses in the Big 12. After flashing tremendous speed on film whilst at Baylor, Thornton showed his speed numerically when he ran a blistering 4.28 40-yard dash at the NFL combine.

Whether it be at, near, or behind the line of scrimmage, in the middle of the field, or down the field behind the defense, Thornton is a game-changer for opposing defensive game plans and can be the key to pushing the Chargers' offense over the edge.