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3 positions the LA Chargers should stay away from in 2022 NFL Draft

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Positions the LA Chargers should avoid in the 2022 NFL Draft: Wide receiver

This is similar to the previous position as the LA Chargers took a wide receiver in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft in Joshua Palmer. While Palmer's numbers are not big this season, he has looked really good in the limited reps that he has gotten with the team.

Against the New York Giants Palmer was asked to step up as Keenan Allen was on the COVID-19 list. While he is no Keenan Allen, he was the best receiver for the Bolts in the game and hauled in his second-career receiving touchdown on a beautifully ran out route.

Palmer's route-running is already really advanced for his age, giving him the ability to play both in the slot and out wide. He has the shiftiness to play in the slot and the vertical prowess and hands to play outside.

He and Keenan Allen should be great next season, however, there are some question marks for the rest of the receiving corps. Jalen Guyton is a restricted free agent and should be brought back for depth and Mike Williams is a free agent.

There are two routes that the Chargers can take. They can either franchise tag Mike Williams or sign a bigger-name free agent, such as Davante Adams. If possible, it would be much better for the Chargers to pay the extra $4-5 million more per season for Adams.

With those names, plus Andre Roberts and the potential of a healthy Joe Reed, the Chargers probably don't need to draft their fourth receiver in three years unless a first-round talent falls to them in the second round and that is not going to happen.

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