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Chargers News: Expert Suggests LA Target Promising Tight End in Draft

Your Los Angeles Chargers headed into the 2023 NFL season riding a wave of good vibes and league-wide optimism, with their future looking bright following a 10-7 2022 season that also included a return to the playoffs after a four-year break.

Now, four weeks into their season, the Chargers sit at an uneven 2-2 record, and look like they have major personnel needs all over their roster -- Justin Herbert aside -- including, possibly, their coach.

Bearing that in mind, Gavino Borquez and Alex Katson of Chargers Wire projected how Los Angeles could shore up its offensive weapons around Herbert, citing a First-Team All-Big 12 tight end as a possible fit:

TE Ja'Tavion Sanders, Texas

"The Chargers will be in the market for a tight end or two this next offseason, with Gerald Everett set to be a free agent and Donald Parham struggling to stay on the field consistently due to injuries," Borquez and Katson wrote. "Sanders, the 6-foot-4 and 245-pounder, is in contention for the second-best tight end behind Georgia’s Brock Bowers. Where Sanders stands out is in the passing game, as he has gifted athleticism, which shows in his route running, after the catch and blocking along the perimeter.The former wide receiver and defensive end has only been playing the position for three years, so he’s refining the little details. Nonetheless, Sanders is the complete package and would provide the Chargers with a weapon for Justin Herbert."

There's room for improvement on this team. It will be fascinating to see how the Bolts move forward, on the field this season and in the draft room later.

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