3 Players the Chargers Must Target With the No. 5 Pick

The 2024 NFL Draft will take place in April and the Los Angeles Chargers hold the No. 5 overall pick. What will they do with that selection?

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The Los Angeles Chargers go into 2024 with new leadership at the top with Jim Harbaugh and Joe Hortiz now calling the shots. The Chargers have some studs on the roster, including Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen, and Rashawn Slater.

However, Los Angeles has some big decisions to make with the fifth overall pick in April's draft. There are some holes to fill on the team but they will have the opportunity to select a blue-chip prospect. Below we'll discuss three players the Bolts should target with their first-round pick.

1. Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

The Chargers have a superstar at quarterback with Herbert at the helm. Keeping him upright is the most important thing for this organization. Herbert staying healthy will generate positive results as he's one of the top signal callers in the game.

Harbaugh has built a strong and impactful offensive line in every location that he's coached in. That won't change in Los Angeles. Notre Dame's Joe Alt would be a home-run selection with the fifth pick.

Alt stands at 6-foot-8 and weighs 322 pounds. He has exceptional length but is extremely light on his feet. The Minnesota native is aware and consistently takes proper angles when climbing to the second level.

Alt could immediately step into the starting right tackle spot. The Chargers could have their bookend tackles with Alt and Slater. Furthermore, Alt has a superb combination of size, instincts, and youth. He will be 21 years old for his entire rookie campaign in 2024.