LOS ANGELES CHARGERS POST-DRAFT TEAM GUIDE
It seems like every offseason the Chargers are talked about as a dark horse candidate for the playoffs and potentially contending for the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, the team will often go onto lose a handful of close games usually due to a missed kick or a last-second turnover, resulting in the team showing off their competitive roster but ultimately missing the postseason. We are currently in the “Hype the Chargers” phase of this yearly cycle, but I do believe that this could be the year that the Chargers actually make all of the pundits right.
Los Angeles had an outstanding offseason as they look to build around second-year quarterback Justin Herbert. Herbert is coming off one of the best rookie seasons we have ever seen, and the sky's the limit with Herbert if the team is able to give him some proper protection. General manager Tom Telesco and first-year head coach Brandon Staley were aggressive in improving this offensive line by adding Corey Linsely, Matt Feiler, and Oday Aboushi in free agency. The additions to the offensive line should go a long way in improving this team’s win and loss record, but there was still some work to be done through the draft.
Let’s take a look at the Chargers' 2021 NFL Draft class:
Round 1: Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern