The LA Chargers ultimately fell short of making the playoffs despite having a promising season in the first year under head coach Brandon Staley. The Bolts simply lost games that they should not have lost to the Houston Texans and Las Vegas Raiders in the final three weeks of the season and instead of playing next weekend, they will be watching at home from their couch.
Other playoff teams should be thankful because the Chargers are a wild-card team that nobody wants to face. Instead, the Raiders and Steelers are two wild-card teams and are easy outs for the Bengals and Chiefs, respectively.
We here at Bolt Beat now turn our attention to the offseason and the 2022 NFL Draft. While a lot will change about the draft in free agency, as it stands right now, it is easy to put together a list of the team's biggest draft needs.
The 5 LA Chargers draft needs for the 2022 NFL Draft:
Before we dive into the positions, I want to preface the article by saying that we ranked these needs based on the likelihood that they will be taken early in the 2022 NFL Draft. For example, one position may have been much worse for the Chargers in 2021 but because of free agency and other things, it might not be the top need as they can address the hole elsewhere.
I hope that makes sense and I will continue to explain as we go along whenever necessary. Let's dive into no. 5 on the list, shall we?