Chargers Draft

Exploring potential first round picks for the Chargers in 2022 NFL Draft

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Offensive tackles the LA Chargers could target at 17:

Bernhard Raimann, OT - Central Michigan

It's easy to see that the right tackle position will need to be addressed, Storm Norton was put in a body bag far too often this season. If the Chargers do not opt for the free agency or trade route to find a solution, we could easily see a rookie playing opposite to All-Pro Rashawn Slater in 2022. Raimann is a former tight end that is now 305 pounds at 6’7" and has only given up 1 sack since transitioning to tackle. Bolts fans could take comfort in seeing the protection of Justin Herbert being prioritized.

Trevor Penning, OT - Central Michigan

We will probably need to wait until after the combine and get closer to April 28th to have a better idea of how some of these prospects are viewed, but so far so good for Trevor Penning. He looks to be very comfortably locked in the first round and is starting to be mocked as high as the Chargers pick at 17, most notably by Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network.

Penning is a 6-foot-7 320 pound tackle that excels in run blocking, but don’t think for a second he’s a slouch in pass protection. This is a guy that plays with a different level of aggression, he's trying to flat out embarrass the competition on every rep. He fared very well at the Senior Bowl, and this was on full display.

Other defensive players who the LA Chargers could target