Re-grading the Chargers' 2023 draft class one year later

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The 2023 NFL Draft ended up being the last of the Tom Telesco era on the LA Chargers. Now, heading into the 2024 NFL Draft, the Chargers have officially entered a new era under head coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Joe Hortiz.

Telesco did not have the best track record in his 11 years with the Chargers. While there were some good picks in the first round, Telesco failed to draft past the first round and the depth of the roster often suffered as a result.

Ironically, the 2023 draft was a bit different. There were several prospects outside of the first round who made an impact but it was the team's 21st overall pick that struggled.

With nearly one calendar year removed from the 2023 NFL Draft, let's take a look back at Telesco's last class and hand out a report card.

Chargers grade for Quentin Johnston: F

There is no way around it, the Chargers get an F for taking Quentin Johnston last year. Johnston has time to turn his career around and prove his rookie season to be the low point of his career, but it does not make the pick any better right now.

Chargers fans wanted Zay Flowers while the team also had ties to Jordan Addison. Both receivers went directly after Johnston and ended up being far more impactful wide receivers than Johnston was in his rookie year.

The receiver room would look vastly different right now if the Chargers had Flowers or Addison. Instead, the Bolts have one of the worst wide-out groups in the sport and the team desperately needs Johnston to have a breakout campaign after such a bad rookie season.