5 biggest LA Chargers draft needs for the 2022 NFL Draft

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Biggest LA Chargers draft needs: 1. Cornerback

Some may disagree with cornerback being no. 1 on this list and quite frankly, I do not think it is necessarily incorrect to consider this the second-biggest need and right tackle the biggest need. I just personally see the LA Chargers drafting a cornerback in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft before drafting a right tackle.

Yes, the Chargers did just re-sign Michael Davis last offseason and drafted Asante Samuel Jr. in the second round. Davis was struggling a fair amount down the stretch and Samuel had his moments but has not shown enough yet to consider him an option to be a true CB1 next year.

The way I look at the Chargers is that they have two pretty decent CB2s in Davis and Samuel and not a true CB1. Throw in the fact that Chris Harris is leaving (for the better) and the depth behind them is terrible and cornerback is a pretty obvious need for the Bolts. A true CB1 is ideal.

There are some free-agent options that the team could consider but the only one that should be considered a true, legitimate CB1 is J.C. Jackson. While that would be really nice for the Chargers, chances are the New England Patriots are not going to let him go.

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If the Chargers can land someone like Ahmad Gardner in the first round then the secondary would be in a really good position. Add another veteran cornerback in free agency for cheap that could help in the slot and suddenly the depth of the position looks much better.