The 2023 NFL Draft is a very fun one for the LA Chargers. The team is picking in the 20s for the first time since the 2019 NFL Draft and will be the 21st team to select a player in Kansas City (unless they decide to move back for the first time in Tom Telesco's Chargers career).
There is not one pressing need for the Bolts heading into the draft as the team is instead drafting for depth. As a result, it is really hard to pinpoint what the team is going to do in Chargers mock drafts, which will keep fans on the edge of their seats on draft day.
That being said, we can still narrow the team's first-round needs into specific positions. Some positions make a ton of sense for the Bolts in round one. Others, well, not so much.
Here are 3 positions the Chargers could draft in round one and 2 they should steer clear of:
Chargers could draft: Wide receiver
It might not be the favorite for the Chargers in the first round but any time that you have an elite quarterback on the roster you are a threat to take a wide receiver in the first round. Chargers fans have been clamoring for a first-round receiver for years and this very well could be the year they pull the trigger.
Los Angeles has a really good top three on the depth chart at the receiver position. The only problem is that outside of Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Joshua Palmer, there is not a single NFL-caliber receiver on the roster.
That is why it is inevitable that the Bolts will draft at least one, if not two receivers in the 2023 NFL Draft. If there is someone who the team likes at 21 then they might not be able to pass it up. That could be someone like Jordan Addison or Zay Flowers or it very well could be a falling prospect, like Quentin Johnston.