3 players the Chargers could have drafted instead of Tre' McKitty

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The Chargers could have drafted Amon-Ra St. Brown (taken 112th)

The Chargers drafted a wide receiver in the third round as the team took Joshua Palmer with the 77th pick in the draft. Realistically, it is very unlikely that the Chargers would have double-dipped at wide out in the third round, so taking Amon-Ra St. Brown after taking Palmer would not have made much sense.

That being said, there is a world in which the Chargers changed both of these selections and ended up with the better receiver as a result. This is nothing against Palmer, who certainly is a serviceable receiver, but St. Brown is a legitimate WR1.

The Chargers need someone who can step up and be the long-term solution after Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. If St. Brown was in Los Angeles the team would already have that. Instead, the Bolts are hoping that Quentin Johnston can develop into that.

In a perfect world, the Chargers could have taken someone like Meinrez with the 77th pick and then taken St. Brown with the 97th pick. Heck, it still would have been better to double dip at wide receiver as the room would be absolutely loaded right now.

In that situation (which again, is very unlikely), the Chargers would not have needed to take Johnston in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, which instead could have resulted in the team taking Dalton Kincaid, Michael Mayer, or Sam LaPorta.