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LA Chargers mock draft: 5 potential first-round targets in 2022 NFL Draft

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Adam Anderson
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5. Adam Anderson, EDGE, Georgia

Adam Anderson is an intriguing prospect and it will be interesting to see how teams value him in the 2022 NFL Draft. He is undoubtedly a first-round selection but he is someone who could go as high as the top 15 or as low as the late 20s.

That is because Anderson has a tale of two tapes. On one hand, Anderson is an elite pass-rushing prospect that utilizes his size, technique and athleticism to get to the quarterback. There is no doubt that he is going to be a pass-rushing presence in the NFL.

As mentioned before, that is something that the LA Chargers need to add to the defensive line to create another dynamic duo alongside Joey Bosa.

On the other hand, Anderson is kind of a one-trick pony. He has not been very good against the run in his collegiate career and as you know, the Chargers struggle against the run. Granted, it might not be as important for an edge rusher, but you can't blame the Bolts for potentially wanting a more complete prospect.

That is why it is so interesting to see where he lands. Will a team fall in love with his pass-rushing ceiling and hope he figures it out against the run and draft him in the early teens? Or will teams recognize the hole in his game and instead go for more complete edge rushers in what is a loaded class?

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It all depends on who is on the board and if the Chargers get any run help in free agency. The idea of Anderson and Bosa is really intriguing, so he has to be considered a potential target.

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