3. Drafting a wide receiver and edge rusher in the first three rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft
The 2023 NFL Draft is intriguing for the Chargers as the team could go a myriad of ways with the 21st overall pick in the first round. There is not a super obvious pressing need for the team, allowing Tom Telesco and co. to get creative.
What happens in free agency could also dictate what the team does early in the draft. If Trey Pipkins ends up signing with another team then the Chargers might suddenly target a tackle in the first round of the draft. Or, they could play Salyer at right tackle and draft a guard later in the draft.
Regardless of what happens and which order the team decides to go with, it is undeniable that the Bolts need to take one edge rusher and one wide receiver in the first three rounds. Landing two players in the top 100 that can have an impact in 2023 and beyond at these positions is key.
Sure, they have Bosa and Mack but they need more depth at edge rusher and they need a replacement plan for Mack. Getting an exciting prospect in the building in 2023 to learn from Mack and Bosa and take over starting duties in 2024 is the best route to go.
The wide receiver room is also extremely thin outside of the top three and the Chargers need to add depth via the draft. Preferably, the Chargers would add someone with speed that other defenses have to respect as the team currently has none of that.
It could be the first two rounds, it could be the second and third round, it could be the first and third round. Regardless of what order it is, the Chargers need an edge rusher and wide receiver in the top 100.