The 2023 NFL Draft is right around the corner and it is an exciting time for LA Chargers fans. Fans are hoping that the team can not only land its next superstar in the draft but can fill out the necessary depth to improve LA's title odds next season.
While draft season is very fun as a fan, there is a lot that fans have to follow. There is a laundry list of prospects and it is impossible to learn everything about them. And then fans also have to know what picks the Chargers have, when they are picking, and so on and so forth.
Sprinkle in the countless Chargers mock drafts throughout the offseason and it could be tough to follow. Here is everything you may need to know.
How many picks do the Chargers have in the 2023 NFL Draft?
The Chargers have seven selections in the 2023 NFL Draft. The team has not yet traded away any picks and was not awarded any compensatory picks from the 2022 offseason. Here are the picks that the Bolts have in 2023:
- Round 1, 21st overall
- Round 2, 54th overall
- Round 3, 85th overall
- Round 4, 125th overall
- Round 5, 156th overall
- Round 6, 200th overall
- Round 7, 239th overall
The NFL Draft lasts three days. Day one only consists of round one, day two consists of rounds two and three and day three consists of rounds four through seven. The 2023 NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
How many picks are there in total in the 2023 NFL Draft:
All in all, there are 259 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft once you factor in all of the compensatory picks that teams were awarded for losing free agents during the 2022 offseason.
Unlike most years, there are only 31 picks in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Typically there are 32 but the Miami Dolphins were forced to forfeit their first-round pick following an investigation into the franchise for two reasons: the team's alleged tampering with Tom Brady and Sean Payton while they were under contract and the team potentially losing games on purpose in 2019 to improve draft position.