Positions the LA Chargers should avoid in the 2022 NFL Draft: Safety
The LA Chargers should have one of the best starting safety duos in the entire league next season. Derwin James is an All-Pro talent who has returned to the field in full form this season for the Bolts. Next to him has been Nasir Adderley, who has taken a huge step up this season for the Bolts.
Adderley always had a lot of potential but just could not piece it together. The 2019 second-round pick was injured in his rookie season and then played without James in year two in a defense that did not suit his skill set well; not to mention the fact that he did not get a true offseason or training camp in his second season.
Adderley has taken that next step in year three and is a Pro Bowl-quality safety. He probably won't make the Pro Bowl this season as he is not a household name yet but he has played really well and is an important part of this defense.
Derwin and Adderley are as good of a duo as you can have and the Chargers have depth behind them. Alohi Gilman will be entering his third season while Mark Webb Jr. will be entering his second season. Some might look at the fact that Trey Marshall got a big number of snaps at safety against the Chiefs as a reason to draft a safety, however, that is not what the team needs.
If the LA Chargers want to add depth to the safety room then they are better off adding depth with a cheap veteran who can pick up Brandon Staley's scheme. The last thing they need is to draft a very late-round safety that won't be able to contribute much in year one.
And they definitely don't need to spend an early pick on a safety.