Chargers Draft Picks Predictions
Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
Analysis: Quentin Johnston’s selection highlights the Chargers’ commitment to surrounding Justin Herbert with more weapons. His ability to stretch the field complements the skill sets of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, helping the Chargers offense become even more dynamic. Expect Johnston’s presence to improve Herbert’s yards per attempt while creating more space for Allen and Williams to operate.
Day 2 Picks
Tuli Tuipulotu, EDGE, USC
Analysis: Losing Kyle Van Noy in free agency created a depth concern at the EDGE position. Tuli Tuipulotu’s impressive college production indicates that he has the potential to step up if Joey Bosa or Khalil Mack is unavailable. His addition not only bolsters the pass rush but also ensures the Chargers are better prepared to handle injuries at the position.
Daiyan Henley, ILB, Washington State
Analysis: While Henley’s role in the defense is still uncertain, his selection suggests that the Chargers may be preparing for life without Kenneth Murray Jr. Henley could learn from veteran linebacker Eric Kendricks and contribute on special teams, making him a valuable addition to the roster.
Derius Davis, WR/KR, TCU
Analysis: Losing DeAndre Carter left a gap in the return game, and Derius Davis fills that void immediately. His speed adds another dimension to the Chargers’ receiver corps, providing more options for Herbert and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
Day 3 Picks
Jordan McFadden, G, Clemson
Analysis: Depth in the offensive line is always a priority, and Jordan McFadden adds to the pool of talent. Although the Chargers have recently invested in the position, McFadden’s selection ensures they have ample resources to protect Herbert and create space for the run game.
Scott Matlock, DL, Boise State
Analysis: The Chargers’ struggles against the run have been a consistent issue. Scott Matlock’s run-stopping ability offers immediate help in this area, and his inclusion in the defensive line rotation should improve the overall run defense.
Max Duggan, QB, TCU
Analysis: Duggan provides much-needed depth at the quarterback position and serves as an inexpensive backup option for Herbert. His familiarity with fellow draftees Johnston and Davis could help him develop quickly and establish a rapport within the offense. As a late-round pick, Duggan demonstrates the value of taking a chance on a player with potential upside.