The Los Angeles Chargers Offseason
2022 Dream Draft Pick: Jordan Davis
The Los Angeles Chargers have huge hole in the interior of the defensive line and at the 17th pick in the draft Chargers have to be hoping they have shot at the most athletic human being to ever enter the draft in Jordan Davis. Jordan Davis is the perfect player for the Chargers as he's one man wrecking crew in the run game and eats blocks like a grizzly eats salmon and he would open up holes in the trenches. The Chargers have Joey Bosa and now Khalil Mack rushing off the edge and giving them Davis in the middle of the line will help give them 1-on-1 matchups to rush the passer.
The To-Do List
Go nuts in the free agent market
The Chargers have almost $60,000,000 in cap space and they need to go on a spending spree like their lives depend on it because when you have a quarterback like Justin Herbert on his rookie deal, you won't get a better chance to build a team. This free agency has some very good pieces that are about be available due to other teams cap constraints and getting them on this roster should be the primary objective in free agency. This Chargers team was a couple plays away from making the playoffs in 2021 and if not for Covid-19 ravaging this team late, they certainly could have made a push to get in and potentially make a push. This team has needs in the trenches, both offensive, and defensive, as well as at the cornerback position and improving this team with good players throughout roster will give this team the bump it needs to take the AFC West. If the Chargers have a chance at cornerback Stephon Gilmore, defensive tackle Brandon Williams, offensive guard Brandon Scherff or even an Orlando Brown Jr. if the rival Chiefs don't get him under wraps and getting any or all three of the aforementioned players would make this team a potential Super Bowl contender.
Resign Uchenna Nwosu and Mike WIlliams
The Los Angeles Chargers have more than enough cap to resign two of the better contributors on the team in wide receiver Mike Williams and Uchenna Nwosu as both are set to be free agents in 2022 and certainly could fit underneath the cap. Mike Williams is a tremendous receiver in the NFL whose style of play meshes very well with the veteran Keenan Allen on the roster and the Chargers have to retain him in order for Herbert to continue his successful young career. Williams was a 1000 yard receiver in 2021 with 9 touchdowns and I would be absolutely stunned if he makes it to free agency. Uchenna Nwosu is a bit of a mystery in terms of value because he's such versatile player with his ability to play linebacker and rush the passer and he proved himself to be a very good player on the Los Angeles Chargers and while I don't think he's an integral piece to this team, he's certainly a good player and the Chargers need to lock down their good players when they have them. The AFC West is as competitive as ever with Chiefs obviously being the dominant presence in the division and the Las Vegas Raiders getting a competent head coach in Josh McDaniels is a tremendous and obviously improving free agency with their cap room and then you have the Denver Broncos going after Aaron Rodgers like their lives depend it, the Chargers have to stay in the race or they will get left behind very quickly.
Draft Kenyon Green
The Los Angeles Chargers one weakness that could certainly be addressed in the NFL draft is the interior of the offensive lineman and while normally I would give a list of potential fits, there isn't a more perfect fit for their offensive line than Kenyon Green out of Texas A&M whose style of play and versatility perfectly meshes with what the Chargers are looking for in an offensive lineman. Kenyon Green is a bull-dozing offensive guard that immediately gives the Chargers a tremendous boost in the run game and has the tools to develop into a very good pass blocker as well. He can also play offensive tackle if they need him to and he would certainly be an excellent backup to the often injured Bryan Bulaga. Green is very likely to be available at the 17th overall pick and if this wants to to invest the future of Justin Herbert, keeping him upright should be their biggest concern.