4 dream draft prospects that could fall to Chargers at 54 after first round
By Jason Reed
The first round of the 2023 NFL Draft is officially in the books and LA Chargers fans finally got the answer to the question that has been asked for months. With the 21st overall pick on Thursday night, the Chargers selected TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnston.
It was a surprising night as there were several prominent prospects available for the Chargers at 21 that were not expected to be there. Several prospects who Chargers fans never dreamed of falling to 21 were on the board and the team still felt lik Johnston was the best pick.
Johnston may not be a dream first-round pick for every Chargers fan but there are some dream prospects that could theoretically fall to the Chargers at pick 54.
4 dream draft prospects that could fall to Chargers in round two:
Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia
Brandon Staley loves the Georgia program and the Chargers still need to take a tight end in the 2023 NFL Draft. There were not many tight ends taken in the first round of the draft with Dalton Kincaid being the lone tight end as he was drafted by the Buffalo Bills.
Washington was projected to be the third tight end taken in the draft with many people expecting him to be taken in the late 30s to early 40s. However, with teams obviously not valuing tight ends as much and Michael Mayer not even being picked yet, the door is open for Washington to fall to 54.
Washington would instantly give the Chargers an elite blocking presence at tight end, which is something the team does not have. He is not as prolific of a pass-catcher as other tight ends in the draft but he would have a year to grow into that role behind Gerald Everett.