5 possible steals the Chargers could make in the 2023 NFL Draft

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5. Several day three offensive lineman the Chargers can steal

The Chargers drafted Jamaree Salyer in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft and it ended up paying huge dividends. Rashawn Slater tore his bicep in Week 3 and instead of turning to Storm Norton, the team turned to Salyer to play left tackle.

This was a risk as Salyer was drafted to be a guard and was a rookie with zero NFL experience. It ended up panning out greatly, as Salyer excelled at left tackle and stamped his place on the starting offensive line moving forward.

Finding another Salyer is easier said than done but there are some day three offensive line prospects that check some of the same boxes as Salyer that could end up being big upside selections that provide great depth for the Bolts.

These prospects include:

  • Jordan McFadden, Clemson
  • Warren McClendon, Georgia
  • Ryan Hayes, Michigan

These are all guys who are tweeners on the offensive line but produced at a high level at respective collegiate programs. Like Salyer, their in-between status will hurt their draft stock but could represent opportunity for the Bolts.

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