Projected Chargers depth chart, the offense:
Quarterback: Justin Herbert, Chase Daniel, Easton Stick, Brandon Peters
The Chargers signed Brandon Peters as an undrafted free agent following the draft as he will compete for the starting job with Justin Herbert.
Joking aside, Peters won't be on the team in Week 1 as he is just a training camp arm and quite frankly, Easton Stick might not even make the 53-man roster, either.
Running back: Austin Ekeler, Isaiah Spiller, Larry Rountree, Zander Horvath, Joshua Kelley
Isaiah Spiller was drafted to be the RB2 and I would be shocked if Joshua Kelley made the 53-man roster for Week 1. The interesting player in this room is seventh-round pick Zander Horvath, who is more fullback than running back but can be a weapon at running back. He could end up being Stephen Anderson's replacement as the H back, either taking the lone fullback spot on the roster or even being the fourth tight end.
Fullback: Gabe Nabers
If Zorvath makes the roster then there is a decent chance that Gabe Nabers doesn't. It will be interesting to see how the Bolts handle this.
Wide receiver: Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Joshua Palmer, Jalen Guyton, DeAndre Carter, Joe Reed, Jason Moore, Michael Bandy, Maurice Ffrench
The LA Chargers carried five receivers for most of the 2021 season and it is typical for a team to end up carrying six. With DeAndre Carter actually having value on offense, though, the Bolts could end up carrying five again. Joe Reed, Jason Moore, Michael Bandy and Maurice Ffrench will compete for that sixth spot.
Tight end: Gerald Everett, Tre' McKitty, Donald Parham, Hunter Kampmoyer
I would be shocked if Hunter Kampmoyer made the 53-man roster, especially after the addition of Zorvath. The trio of Gerald Everett, Donald Parham and Tre' McKitty is as good as it gets without having an elite tight end.
Starting offensive line: Rashawn Slater, Matt Feiler/Jamaree Salyer, Corey Linsley, Zion Johnson, Trey Pipkins/Matt Feiler
If the Chargers start Matt Feiler at left guard in Week 1 then that means that Trey Pipkins showed enough for the team to be comfortable enough starting him at right tackle. If Feiler is not at left guard then that means Pipkins did not show enough in camp and Feiler goes to right tackle with Salyer playing left guard.
Offensive line backups: Jamaree Salyer/Trey Pipkins, Storm Norton, Foster Sarrell, Brenden Jaimes, Will Clapp, Ryan Hunter
The depth of the offensive line is so much better than it has been in the past. Jamaree Salyer will be a fantastic depth option if he does not start in his rookie season and he even has experience at tackle if the team needs it. There is a lot of versatility in this second unit and while Storm Norton was bad last year, he is a better fourth-best tackle than most teams have.