Grading the Chargers' 2022 draft class one year later

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Deane Leonard, pick 236: B

Deane Leonard had a very similar rookie season to Ja'Sir Taylor. He did not make much of an impact on the defensive side of the ball as the team did not need him to. Nobody expected a seventh-round pick to have a massive impact in year one.

But Leonard bought in on special teams and was also one of the key reasons why that side of the ball was so successful. Even if Leonard never blossoms into a full-time defensive player like Taylor, he is always going to be capable of producing on special teams.

That is very valuable out of the 236th pick in the draft. The Chargers should be happy with this selection and anything else is house money.

Zander Horvath, pick 260: B-

Zander Horvath scored a receiving touchdown in each of the first two weeks of the 2022 season and did not really do anything after that. That being said, Horvath is a fullback and that position is naturally limited in today's offensive game.

Horvath isn't going to jump off the screen but he is someone who produces exactly what the Chargers need on offense and special teams.

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