It’s been a busy offseason for the Los Angeles Chargers as they’ve given themselves the best roster on paper in the AFC West. To make it even better, they still have the draft to look forward to. We take a look at what the Chargers might do with our very own seven-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

LA has the privilege to take the best available player at each of their picks. However, they still do have a hole on the offensive line. If the front office can address that position within the first three rounds, the Chargers should be in great shape for the 2022 season. It’s time for Los Angeles to make some noise, as this franchise is desperate to get back in the playoffs.

With that said, here is our full Los Angeles Chargers 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

Chargers 2022 NFL Mock Draft

Round 1 – 17th Pick Overall: Bernhard Raimann (T)

There are multiple offensive tackles projected to go in the first round and the Chargers would be wise to take one of them. Bernhard Raimann has acquired a ton of buzz lately, as he should be off the board by the middle of the draft. If he falls to the 17th overall pick, LA should consider taking Raimann to improve the offensive line around Justin Herbert.

Round 3 – 39th Pick Overall: Justyn Ross (WR)

The Chargers have a decent wide receiver room, but they could use a boost through the NFL Draft. Justyn Ross is a big-bodied red zone threat that would fit into LA’s offense seamlessly. He may need some time to develop, but with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams leading the way, Ross can be a consistent third option during his rookie campaign.

Round 4 – 123rd Pick Overall: Deangelo Malone (EDGE) 

After trading for Khalil Mack, LA could possibly have the best pass rush in the league. Joey Bosa will get his fair share of sacks as well. Even so, it wouldn’t hurt the Chargers to add some young depth to the defensive line. Deangelo Malone would be a tremendous fit for Los Angeles, as he’d have the privilege of learning behind Mack and Bosa.

Round 5 – 160th Pick Overall: Cordale Flott (CB)

The Chargers are defensively sound but they could use some help in the secondary. Cordale Flott would be a fantastic prospect to learn the ropes behind JC Jackson and Asante Samuel Jr. Flott can play on special teams while serving as a backup player for the starting players. Give this kid a year or two and he could turn into a valuable cornerback for LA.

Round 6 – 195th Pick Overall: Nephi Sewell (LB)

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Nephi Sewell might not be the same level of an athlete as his brother Penie Sewel, but he can surely be an asset to any team that drafts him. He’s more likely to earn a special teams role, especially during the early portion of his career. The Chargers could use a boost in production in that area of the game.

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Round 6 – 214th Pick Overall: Ty Chandler (RB) 

Doesn’t it feel like the Chargers use a late-round flier on a running back every year? There will be plenty of running backs available in the sixth round of the NFL Draft and it wouldn’t be shocking at all to see the front office select one. Ty Chandler has some decent potential, although, he is a long shot in becoming a starter. Chandler would likely challenge for a backup role on the offense.

Round 7 – 237th Pick Overall: Ryan Van Demark (T) 

You can never have too many offensive linemen on the roster. Ryan Van Demark is a likely practice squad player. However, the Chargers could help develop the young prospect into a rotational player one day.

Round 7 – 254th Pick Overall: Decobie Durant (CB) 

Decobie Durant makes for another special teams player that could make an impact for the Chargers immediately in that area. It’ll be a tough road for Durant to become a starter in the NFL, but he could have a long career on special teams for LA.

Round 7 – 255th Pick Overall: Kendrick Duncan (S) 

Kendrick Duncan is another special teams type of player that would provide a boost on kick-offs. He’s a decent tackler and can fly down the field. Additionally, Duncan could challenge for a backup role down the road for the Chargers.

Round 7 – 260th Pick Overall: Erik Swenson (T)

With the final pick of the Chargers’ NFL Draft, they could look to add another offensive lineman. The idea would be to bring in as much competition as possible and see who deserves the starting role. Erik Swenson has the potential to be a rotational player but is likely to be on and off the practice squad to start his career.