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LA Chargers: 3 potential replacements for Linval Joseph

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2. Jordan Davis

Another favorite amongst Chargers fans on social media, Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis is another option to be Linval Joseph's replacement.

Acquiring Davis would obviously have to be done with LA's first-round pick, 17th overall, and that's if he even falls that far. At the combine, we saw the 341lb linemen run a 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds, and as a result, Davis continues to shoot up mock draft and big boards around the draft landscape. Davis is widely regarded as far and away the best nose tackle in the upcoming 2022 NFL draft.

I've expressed my concerns with taking Davis in the first-round previously, however, his dominance in the run game as a space-eater who attracts double teams is something the Bolts seriously lacked in 2021. Brandon Staley requires dominance upfront in his 3-4 light box system, something he couldn't get from his personnel last season, and the Charlotte native could certainly help fix that issue.

Projecting only to be a two-down player in the NFL, Davis would suit the mold perfectly as a Joseph replacement at the nose tackle position in Staley's system, however, questions remain about his value as a high pick.