17. Los Angeles Chargers: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
This season started out so promising for the Los Angeles Chargers. They were one of the hottest teams in the AFC and looked to have a real shot at winning the AFC West — especially with the Kansas City Chiefs off to a slow start.
But then, the Chiefs got rolling as the Chargers started to fall back. They also had to contend with the Las Vegas Raiders who were quickly improving after Jon Gruden left. They had losses in three of their final four games including the overtime defeat at the hands of the Raiders — when all they needed was a tie for both teams to make it to the playoffs.
Vegas avoided that tie with a last-second field goal and the Chargers offseason began. Looking forward, they need to make sure they do all they can to retain Mike Williams who has been flourishing with Justin Herbert. They also need to make sure to add more talent on the defensive side of the ball, and given Brandon Staley’s background, that’s surely going to be one of their top priorities.
Here, they improve their pass defense as they bring in Andrew Booth, Jr. from Clemson to play cornerback. Putting him and Asante Samuel, Jr. on the same roster should give them a lot more confidence as they go out to play some high-powered offenses in the AFC.