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Chargers projected to receive 4 compensatory picks in 2022

The Bolts could have as many as 11 picks in 2022.

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According to the fine folks at Over The Cap, the Chargers are projected to receive four additional compensatory picks for next year’s draft.

While the Bolts didn’t lose a ton of talent, they did lose a number of starters, especially on the offensive line. As of right now, they are expected to earn a trio of sixth-round picks and a lone seventh-rounder. Here’s how Over The Cap breaks them down:

  • Sixth-round pick (Tyrod Taylor)
  • Sixth-round pick (Dan Feeney)
  • Sixth-round pick (Sam Tevi)
  • Seventh-round pick (Denzel Perryman)

The signings of Corey Linlsey and Matt Feiler unsurprisingly should cancel out the losses of both Hunter Henry and Rayshawn Jenkins, but the team should be happy with any additional picks to be had in the deep, deep 2022 draft class. Under Brandon Staley, I like the chances of those late day three picks becoming useful players in the future.

Even before Staley’s arrival, the Bolts had been good at finding serviceable talent in the later rounds with guys like Justin Jackson, Isaac Rochell, and the aforementioned Tevi. The chances are always going to be low of hitting on these picks, but there’s just something about the team’s newest coach that makes me want to believe in that minuscule possibility.