2023 NFL Team Draft Page

Los Angeles Chargers



LA CHARGERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: October 3

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
WRS
TE
OLB
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
EDGE
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
OG
DL3T

Depth Fill (P4)
WR
OT
DL5T
ILB

Late Round Fill (P6)
RB
OC
NT

Minimal Need (P9)
QB
CBN


CHARGERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from 2023 Consensus Mock Draft: 2023 CMD#5
Most recent mock draft update: 9/21/2022

R1
27
LA Chargers
Trenton Simpson
Clemson
OLB
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
230
Trenton Simpson NFL Draft photo
While a disappointing loss to the Chiefs and a concerning rib injury to franchise QB Justin Herbert have Chargers fan blogs casting about for roster help, the team is not going to be adding quarterback talent in next year's draft. What they need instead is more speed and athletic talent on both sides of the ball as they continue building an elite roster. After three straight first-round picks devoted to the offense, the team would do well to invest in a defensive starter suited for holding back high-powered AFC West offenses.





Clemson's Trenton Simpson is widely viewed as one of the top two or three linebackers in this year's class. He is an outstanding pass rusher, capable in coverage and a solid sideline-to-sideline run defender. That all adds up to a big boost to the Chargers' ongoing defensive rebuild. See all the Chargers' selections at the Chargers Team Draft Page

--Jud Branam, Chargers Analys
R2
59
LA Chargers
Cameron Latu
Alabama
TE
Reach/Value:
-7
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
250
Cameron Latu NFL Draft photo
R3
91
LA Chargers
Nehemiah Pritchett
Auburn
CB
Reach/Value:
-11
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
179
Nehemiah Pritchett NFL Draft photo
R4
123
LA Chargers
Layden Robinson
Texas A&M
OG
Reach/Value:
+8
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
320
Layden Robinson NFL Draft photo
R5
155
LA Chargers
Kenderick Duncan Jr.
Louisville
S
Reach/Value:
+28
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
225
Kenderick Duncan Jr. NFL Draft photo
R7
219
LA Chargers
Tre Tucker
Cincinnati
WRS
Reach/Value:
-29
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
185
Tre Tucker NFL Draft photo


CHARGERS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2022 1 17 Zion Johnson Boston College OG Reach -9
2022 3 79 J.T. Woods Baylor S Reach -46
2022 4 123 Isaiah Spiller Texas A&M RB Value +32
2022 5 160 Otito Ogbonnia UCLA DL1T Reach -3
2022 6 195 Jamaree Salyer Georgia OT Value +120
2022 6 214 Ja'Sir Taylor Wake Forest CB Reach -130
2022 7 236 Deane Leonard Ole Miss CB Reach -180
2022 7 260 Zander Horvath Purdue FB Reach -52
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2021 1 13 Rashawn Slater Northwestern OT Value +2
2021 2 47 Asante Samuel Jr. Florida State CB Value +24
2021 3 77 Josh Palmer Tennessee WR Reach -64
2021 3 97 Tre' McKitty Georgia TE Reach -64
2021 4 118 Chris Rumph II Duke EDGE Reach -22
2021 5 159 Brenden Jaimes Nebraska OT Reach -81
2021 6 185 Nick Niemann Iowa OLB Reach -71
2021 6 198 Larry Rountree III Missouri RBC Reach -59
2021 7 241 Mark Webb Georgia S Reach -18
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 6 Justin Herbert Oregon QB Reach -6
2020 1 23 Kenneth Murray Oklahoma ILB Reach -3
2020 4 112 Joshua Kelley UCLA RBC Reach -19
2020 5 151 Joe Reed Virginia WR Reach -63
2020 6 186 Alohi Gilman Notre Dame S Reach -47
2020 7 220 K.J. Hill Ohio State WRS Value +108
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 28 Jerry Tillery Notre Dame DL3T Reach -5
2019 2 60 Nasir Adderley Delaware S Value +35
2019 3 91 Trey Pipkins Sioux Falls OT Reach -63
2019 4 130 Drue Tranquill Notre Dame OLB Reach -72
2019 5 166 Easton Stick N Dakota St QB Reach -36
2019 6 200 Emeke Egbule Houston OLB Reach -64
2019 7 242 Cortez Broughton Cincinnati DL3T Reach -72
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 17 Derwin James Florida St S Value +5
2018 2 48 Uchenna Nwosu USC OLB Value +0
2018 3 84 Justin Jones NC State DL1T Reach -51
2018 4 119 Kyzir White West Virginia DB Value +66
2018 5 155 Scott Quessenberry UCLA OG Value +45
2018 6 191 Dylan Cantrell Texas Tech WR Reach -21
2018 7 251 Justin Jackson Northwestern RB Value +76
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 7 Mike Williams Clemson WRF Reach -2
2017 2 38 Forrest Lamp W Kentucky OG Value +8
2017 3 71 Dan Feeney Indiana OG Value +17
2017 4 113 Rayshawn Jenkins Miami (FL) S Value +30
2017 5 151 Desmond King Iowa CB Value +24
2017 6 190 Sam Tevi Utah OT Value +6
2017 7 225 Isaac Rochell Notre Dame DE Value +16
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 3 Joey Bosa Ohio State EDGE Value +1
2016 2 35 Hunter Henry Arkansas TE Reach -2
2016 3 66 Max Tuerk USC OC Reach -63
2016 4 102 Joshua Perry Ohio State EDGE Reach -1
2016 5 175 Jatavis Brown Akron OLB Value +106
2016 6 179 Drew Kaser Texas AM P Reach -88
2016 6 198 Derek Watt Wisconsin FB Reach -47
2016 7 224 Donavon Clark Michigan St OG Reach -198
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 15 Melvin Gordon Wisconsin RB Reach -8
2015 2 48 Denzel Perryman MIami ILB Reach -13
2015 3 83 Craig Mager Texas State CB Reach -25
2015 5 153 Kyle Emanuel North Dakota State EDGE Reach -108
2015 6 192 Darius Philon Arkansas DT Reach -51
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 25 Jason Verrett TCU CB Value +1
2014 2 50 Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech EDGE Value +10
2014 3 89 Chris Watt Notre Dame OG Reach -38
2014 5 165 Ryan Carrethers Arkansas State DL1T Value +25
2014 6 201 Marion Grice Arizona State RB Reach -19
2014 7 240 Tevin Reese Baylor WRS Value +17