The Los Angeles Chargers and head coach Jim Harbaugh made their partnership official on Wednesday, starting a hopefully successful next era of Bolts football. Harbaugh's success at both the pro and college level is one of the many reasons to be optimistic about him taking over this squad.
One of the first priorities for Harbaugh will be bringing in some quality young talent through the draft to kick start his tenure. Thankfully, he coached several such players during his time at Michigan, giving him inside info on some playmakers he may want for his next NFL stint.
With that in mind, here are three former Wolverines that Harbaugh should draft for the Chargers this year.
1. Roman Wilson, WR
Los Angeles' wide receiver room could undergo big changes this offseason. Productive deep threat Mike Williams is on the chopping block due to his constant injury troubles and contract, which features a potential out in 2024. Meanwhile, Keenan Allen has been brought up as a possible trade candidate as the Chargers look to clean up their books for future years.
That makes drafting a new top target for Justin Herbert a must, especially after Quentin Johnston's disappointing rookie year. Luckily, Harbaugh knows one guy who could be up to the task in Roman Wilson.
The young wideout took a major leap as a senior and played a pivotal part in Michigan's National Championship run this season, recording career highs in receptions (48), yards (789) and touchdowns (12). Averaging a whopping 16.0 yards per catch throughout his four years as a Wolverine, Wilson offers the exact kind of big-play ability LA will need to replace if Williams and/or Allen departs.
While he's not the biggest size-wise at 6 feet and 192 pounds, he makes up for it with incredible athleticism and speed. He could be the perfect slot weapon for Herbert for years to come.