3 Chargers who will completely shape what LA does in the 2023 NFL Draft

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2. Morgan Fox

The LA Chargers really invested in the interior defensive line last offseason. The two big signings by the Chargers were Austin Johnson and Sebastian Joseph-Day but the player with the biggest pass-rush impact was Morgan Fox, who was signed over from the LA Rams after the 2022 NFL Draft.

Fox was viewed as Jerry Tillery insurance when he was initially signed. Fox is not great against the run but would give the team another dedicated interior pass rusher to get to the quarterback. Fox ended up having the best year of his career and Tillery did not even make it the entire season in LA.

Fox now enters free agency and is not going to be available for the very cheap price that the Chargers got him for last offseason. He still will not break the bank but with LA's situation, the team may simply have to let him go.

Los Angeles still has depth in the interior defensive line room but the team does not have any dedicated pass rushers. Johnson and SJD are run stuffers as are Otito Ogbonnia and Breiden Fehoko. Ogbonnia probably has the highest ceiling pass-rush wise but that ceiling is not a guarantee.

Fox leaving creates a need for a pass-rushing DT in the draft whereas if he stays, the team might be able to get away with taking a DT later in the draft merely as a rotational piece.