Chargers Draft

3 mid-round edge rushers for the LA Chargers to consider in 2022 NFL Draft

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Myjai Sanders
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1. Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati

While there is always the possibility of someone falling in the draft, realistically speaking there is a good chance that Myjai Sanders goes around the Chargers' pick in the third round, which is 79th overall.

NFL Mock Draft Database puts together a consensus big board that combines countless mock drafts and big boards from the industry and in the consensus big board Sanders ranks 72nd. That indicates that he is going to go in the mid-third round.

Sanders is someone who Brandon Staley could get a lot out of and a player of his ability and stature should be hoping to go to a team like the Chargers. He is best suited to serve as a 3-4 outside linebacker as he does not have the bulk to really succeed as a traditional defensive end.

Sanders's slender build makes him an intriguing prospect that can utilize leverage to not only set the edge against the run but get to the quarterback. Coming out of college he is going to mostly be used as a pass-rush specialist but the seeds are there for someone who could play all three downs at the next level.

It would be a work in progress and the Chargers might have to bank on Chris Rumph playing a bigger role in year two than initially expected, but the ceiling with Sanders's size and the flashes of ability he showed in college is really tantalizing.

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