The NFL Combine is underway which means that NFL Draft season is in full force. The LA Chargers have the 17th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and a total of 11 picks in the seven rounds.
What the Chargers target in the draft is going to widely depend on what the team addresses in free agency. There are multiple potential first-round needs for the Chargers that could change with who the team signs as a free agent in March.
However, fans are starting to get an idea on who and what positions the Bolts are targeting in the 2022 NFL Draft based on who the team has met with in the draft process. This article will serve as your one-stop news source for everyone the Bolts have met with and will be updated regularly.
Chargers draft tracker: Who the Bolts have met with ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft
Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, who is one of the best cornerbacks in the draft class this season, told reporters that he met with the Chargers. Gardner is a fan-favorite possible selection for the Chargers but it seems unlikely that he will fall to them with the 17th overall pick.
Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
If the Chargers do not re-sign Mike Williams this offseason then there is a chance that the team uses the 17th overall pick on a wide receiver. One of the options is Treylon Burks of Arkansas, who said he met with the Falcons, Dolphins, Seahawks and Chargers.
Jerreth Sterns, WR, Western Kentucky
Tyler Schoon of the Guilty As Charged podcast reported that Jerreth Sterns met with the LA Chargers. Sterns is a five-nine slot receiver that could be a mid-round target for the Bolts.
Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA
Dulcich told reporters that he met with the Chargers and the UCLA tight end could be a potential mid-round target for the Bolts if they do not sign a free agent tight end. Dulcich ran a 4.61 40-yard dash at the combine on Thursday.
Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, Maryland
Those that are impressed by Dulcich's 4.61 40-yard-dash will be even more impressed with Chigoziem Okonkwo's 40-yard dash. Okonkwo posted the best 40 time of any tight end, clocking in at a 4.52. He is a popular commodity, as he has met with 30 teams.
Sean Rhyan, OT, UCLA
Sean Rhyan not only met with the Chargers but also said that he had a great conversation with assistant offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett. Rhyan's early projections are that of an early second-round pick.
Vederian Lowe, OT, Illinois
The Chargers were named as one of several teams that has had an informal meeting with Vederian Lowe, while the Chiefs have had a "formal" meeting.
Luiji Vilain, EDGE, Wake Forest
Per Schoon, the Chargers also met with Wake Forest edge rusher Luiji Vilain. The senior finished with eight sacks in the 2021 season.
David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
David Ojabo is one of the best edge-rushers in the draft this year and told reporters during the combine that he has met with the Chargers.
Jesse Luketa, EDGE, Penn State
The Chargers were named as one of several teams to meet with Jesse Luketa thus far. Luketa is currently projected to be an early pick in day three.
Uriah Leiataua, DL, BYU
Schoon also reports that the Chargers spoken with Uriah Leiataua's agent.
Thomas Booker, DT, Stanford
Thomas Booker is a potential early day-three option for the Bolts at defensive tackle. Brett Kollman reported that the Chargers met with the Stanford senior.
Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
A potential first-round target for the Bolts, Trent McDuffie said that he has met with the Chargers and even went as far as to say that he feels like he would be a good fit in LA.
Verone McKinley, DB, Oregon
McKinley himself said that he has met with the Chargers. McKinley is a former teammate of Justin Herbert and would be a versatile member of the secondary who could add depth and line up in various alignments.
Akayleb Evans, DB, Missouri
Another versatile defensive back that the Chargers could target in the mid rounds, Missouri's Akayleb Evans has also met with the Bolts.
Tre Sterling, DB, Missouri
Tre Sterling told the Guilty As Charged podcast that he has met with the Chargers. Sterling is yet another example of a versatile defensive back who can line up in various alignments on defense.
Joey Blount, DB, Virginia
The last of the versatile defensive backs (for now), Joey Blount has also met with the LA Chargers. Blount played safety, slot corner and in the box for Virginia last season.
Matt Araiza, P, San Diego State
Everyone's favorite punter with a massive leg, Matt Araiza, confirmed that he has met with the Chargers.