3 mistakes Chargers must avoid making at all costs in 2024 NFL Draft

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2. Chargers can't get out of the first two rounds without a cornerback

The Chargers have several roster holes heading into the 2024 NFL Draft with cornerback being one of the biggest. As it stands right now, the only starting-quality corners on the roster are Asante Samuel Jr, Ja'Sir Taylor and Kristian Fulton. Fulton, though, was one of the worst corners in the sport last season while Samuel and Taylor are better suited for the slot.

The Chargers need to not only add depth this offseason but need to draft a corner who can develop into a true CB1 for the future. With the team's first two selections both being in the top 40, Los Angeles has a real chance to land that corner in this year's draft.

It would be a mistake if the Chargers head to the third round of the draft without a corner. With how the picks are currently mapped out, this would mean taking a corner in the second round after taking Malik Nabers/Marvin Harrison Jr. with the fifth pick.

There are other ways the Chargers can take a corner in the first two rounds, though. If the team trades down with the Minnesota Vikings and gets both the 11th pick and 23rd pick then Los Angeles could take a receiver and a corner in the first round. Heck, the team could go corner and tackle in round one with a receiver in round two.

Regardless, the Chargers need to take a cornerback before they are on the clock in the third round both for the health of the secondary next season and for the long-term outlook of the position.