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4 big takeaways from the LA Chargers signing Gerald Everett

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2. The LA Chargers likely aren't drafting a tight end in the 2022 NFL Draft

The LA Chargers mock drafts have been all over the place this offseason with a lot of variables with what the Bolts could do in free agency. Some things have been put into place with the team's activity and it seemed like we were starting to get a clearer picture of what LA was planning on doing in the draft.

It seemed like the Chargers were potentially targeting the tight end position with a day two pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. UCLA's Greg Dulcich seemed like a great fit after meeting with the team and even if the team waited, there were some NFL Combine standouts to take in the fourth or fifth round.

Some may argue that the team might look to draft a tight end to replace Anderson on the depth chart. That could happen but I would be hard-pressed to see it happening in anything earlier than the seventh round. The Chargers have a talented trio of Everett, Tre' McKitty and Donald Parham and that fourth spot can be filled with internal options or standout undrafted free agents.

If Everett was on a one-year deal then it could have been more likely that the Chargers would draft another tight end, as they did with Tre' McKitty. However, the best route seems to be to let this play out, see how McKitty and Parham are shaping out and then use an early pick in the 2023 NFL Draft on a tight end with a high ceiling.

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