Ranking all of the Chargers picks in the 2022 NFL Draft

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3. Jamaree Salyer - Pick 195

Purely in terms of pick value, this may have been one of the biggest steals of the draft. Jamaree Salyer was projected third round in a lot of mock drafts leading up to draft day, and the Chargers being able to select him in the sixth round is impressive. A very versatile player, who did play all of his championship season with Georgia at left tackle, he can play anywhere on the offensive line. This begs the question, where do Brandon Staley and Tom Telesco believe Salyer will play?

Multiple scenarios can happen with Salyer's positioning. Moving current left guard Matt Feiler out to right tackle and putting Salyer between pro bowlers Rashawn Slater and Corey Linsley will allow him to develop quickly and make an incredible starting offensive line. Worst case, Jamaree Salyer provides depth at any position barring any starting offensive lineman getting injured throughout the season. In the sixth round, Jamaree Salyer was the only pick.

2. JT Woods - Pick 79

It is hard to not take JT Woods at number two here. His quickness is one of the most alluring features about his game. A ballhawk, reeling in six interceptions for Baylor's high powered defense in 2021 gives an exciting feeling to the Chargers defense, who ranked in the bottom 1/3 in the league in interceptions in the past season.

J.C. Jackson, Derwin James, Asante Samuel Jr, Nasir Adderley, and now JT Woods. The jackboys have a lot to be excited about as this group gets to work together this season. Combine the ballhawking and elusive playmaking ability of JT Woods with the rest of not just the secondary, but the entire defense, could assist Staley and defensive coordinator Renaldo Hill build one of the top defenses in the league this year.