Playing Har-Ball! – Los Angeles Chargers 2024 Draft Profile

The Jim Harbaugh era has begun in Tinseltown, and things couldn’t be any brighter. The team has stripped the roster down to its bare bones and will look to rebuild it in Harbaugh’s image. That rebuild starts with the 2024 NFL Draft where the Los Angeles Chargers possess nine picks.

The clock starts now.


Joe Alt, Tackle, Notre Dame

Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

Dillon Holker, TE, Colorado State


Jim Harbaugh is known for overhauling and improving the trenches of every team that he coaches and Los Angeles will be no different. The lines will be addressed and with one of the best prospects in the draft.

Joe Alt fits everything you want in a tackle at the NFL level. He has the size, athleticism and technique to match up with anyone at the pro level. He shines in the run game, moving men and controlling his assignment at the line of scrimmage. Seeing as the offense will most likely be a balanced attack under Greg Roman, taking Alt should be a no-brainer at five.

The two best receivers on the roster are Josh Palmer and 2023 1st-Round Pick Quinton Johnston. Neither are terrible, but neither is a true number one either. Taking a player who can become Justin Herbert’s top target will be next on the docket.

Malachi Corley is as complete as receiver as any in the draft. He got the nickname “YAC King” for a reason. Corley has a rare blend of route running and hands that he couples with explosive athleticism to create space. His strength after the catch makes him a difficult one-on-one tackle, and once he hits the open field he possesses the long speed to go the distance. Corley could step in as the top target day one for Herbert and flourish with the Chargers.

One of the calling cards of a Greg Roman offense is an athletic tight end. With Gerald Everett now in Chicago, the Chargers will have to seek a tight end for Herbert to utilize.

One of the most underrated tight ends in the draft class is Colorado State product Dillon Holker. Holker fits the modern-day tight end mold to a ‘T’. His large catch radius allows for him to be a mismatch against smaller defenders, and to be a threat in the red-zone. He displays good technique when blocking and can sell the block to leak out on routes as well. Drafting Holker would fill the hole left by Everett and give Herbert a solid target for years to come.

The Jim Harbaugh-era Chargers will look much different than the past iterations of the franchise. That makeover will take some time, but a draft class like this would jumpstart the timetable.

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