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3 positions the Chargers should target in free agency after 2022 NFL Draft

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2. Edge rusher

It was really shocking to see the LA Chargers not add a depth edge rusher in the 2022 NFL Draft. It was not one of the team's biggest needs in the draft but it was definitely worth a late-round pick in the draft. While the Bolts have one of the best edge-rushing duos in the league, the depth behind them is a tad concerning.

Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack are great but expecting both players to play all 17 games is a bit far-fetched. Injuries happen and even if both stay completely healthy in the 2022 season, they cannot physically play every single snap on the edge.

It is clear that the Chargers are high on Chris Rumph and that is fine, they spend a mid-round pick on him last year so it is hard to blame the team for being high on him. That being said, Rumph hasn't proven (yet) that the holes in his game are gone and behind him is Emeke Egbule, who isn't the greatest.

Mack essentially replaced Uchenna Nwosu and Rumph is essentially replacing Kyler Fackrell. That still leaves one spot for EDGE4, which Rumph occupied last season. Getting a run-stuffing edge rusher that can play early downs and give Bosa or Mack a break here or there would be best for the team.

Perhaps this is something the Chargers are aware of but there were no late-round options that the team graded highly. Regardless, it was shocking to see it not be addressed.

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