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

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Chargers grade for Scott Matlock: C

Scott Matlock is a run-stuffing interior defensive lineman who still has some potential but is unrefined. Matlock did not do anything that jumped off the film in droves last season, but he did have some promising moments that highlight a potentially-impactful future.

It is hard to expect too much out of a sixth-round pick and at the very least, the Chargers drafted to an area of need (that can't be said about the seventh-round pick). Matlock will have to fight for every snap he plays with a new head coach, and the former Boise St. Bronco likely wouldn't have it any other way.

Chargers grade for Max Duggan: F

We here at Bolt Beat despised the Max Duggan pick when it happened and one year later we still despise it. The same front office regime that refused to trade day-three picks for in-season help at the trade deadline decided to waste a pick on a camp quarterback who didn't even make the 53-man roster.

Sure, a late seventh-round pick is essentially a glorified undrafted free agent but that does not give the team any excuse to just punt a pick away. After all, the team could have drafted someone talented like Ivan Pace Jr, but instead, wasted a pick on someone who could not even make the roster in his rookie season.

Missing on a seventh-round pick is obviously far less impactful than missing on an earlier pick. But that does not change the fact that this pick, and the logic behind it, was awful.