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?

Tigers reciever Malik Nabers 8 after a touchdown as the LSU Tigers take on Georgia State in Tiger
Tigers reciever Malik Nabers 8 after a touchdown as the LSU Tigers take on Georgia State in Tiger / SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY Network / USA
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2. Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

The Chargers need to add some more playmakers to give Justin Herbert. Keenan Allen will likely return in 2024 but is heading into the final year of his four-year, $80 million deal. Allen turns 32 in April, but it would be smart to give Herbert a young pass-catcher he can build with.

It's also likely Los Angeles will part ways with receiver Mike Williams, who is scheduled to have a $32.4 million cap hit in 2024. Therefore, LSU's Malik Nabers would be a slam-dunk selection.

Nabers is a truly dynamic playmaker. The Louisiana native flies off the line in his release and quickly accelerates downfield. He has no fear of going across the middle of the field and does serious damage on passes downfield.

In 2023, Nabers recorded 89 receptions, 1,569 receiving yards, and 14 touchdowns. Additionally, he led the FBS with 17 catches of 30-plus yards downfield.

Nabers is one of the most explosive difference makers in this year's draft. The potential boost of Nabers would provide the Chargers' offense with a true game-breaker that can pile up receptions downfield.

Herbert owns a rocket of an arm and Nabers has legitimate speed. That seems like a perfect match to me. Snagging a promising receiver does wonders for the present and future of the Chargers organization.

Allen is the only other receiver that Los Angeles could rely on but injuries will happen. It's wise to add another weapon.