3 Chargers on the Trade Block After the NFL Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft just took place and these three Chargers are now on the trade block.
Jan 20, 2024; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Denzel Perryman (6) looks on before a
Jan 20, 2024; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Denzel Perryman (6) looks on before a / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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With free agency and the NFL Draft officially on the back burner, the focus can solely be about preparing for the 2024 season. Jim Harbaugh and Joe Hortiz have been the two men tasked with turning this team around.

After going 5-12, the Chargers were locked into the No. 5 overall selection and rolled into the draft with nine total picks. Joe Alt out of Notre Dame was the first player selected for the Harbaugh/Hortiz tenure.

They added more quality playmakers on both sides of the ball which made some current players on the roster expendable.

Below we'll look at three players who are now on the trade block for the Chargers.

1. Elijah Dotson, RB

If you paid attention to the Chargers moves this offseason, you'll see a trend. They got bigger, stronger, and more powerful over the past few months. They have Alt, Rashawn Slater, and Zion Johnson along the offensive line.

They then added J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards as free agents and also drafted RB Kimani Vidal in the sixth round. Each one of these RBs weighs at least 215 pounds, clearly showcasing they want bigger ball carriers.

New offensive coordinator Greg Roman will stay committed to the run game, so they will be having multiple RBs touch the ball across the year. That doesn't guarantee jobs for all of them though.

Elijah Dotson joined the Chargers in 2023 as an undrafted free agent. Dotson didn't make an impact last year, only appearing in four games, logging four carries for six total yards.

Dotson, 5'9, 202 pounds, is on the smaller side and is more of a shifty runner. It looks like Vidal could be taking all his snaps in 2024.