2024 NFL Draft: 3 franchise changing prospects Chargers should target with the No. 12 pick

The Los Angeles Chargers are too talented to be drafting in the top 15, but here are 3 prospects entering the 2024 NFL Draft who can change the face of the franchise.

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The Los Angeles Chargers are a puzzle; on paper, there is no reason they should be 5-7 and falling out of contention. The only explanation is their confidence was obliterated by the Jaguars twice last year and never recovered. Whatever it is, at 5-7, it's time to turn your focus to the 2024 NFL draft

The Chargers biggest need at the moment is a new head coach. Sorry, Brandon Staley, but a 24-22 record with only one playoff appearance in which your team had a massive meltdown is not good enough. Sadly, you can draft a new head coach, so let's look at the Chargers' needs and find three players they should look at with the No. 12 overall pick

Kamaren Kinchens. Kamaren Kinchens. . 834. Kk12. Safety . . 3. player.

University of Miami safety Kamaren Kinchens is the first target that comes to our attention. The Chargers have Derwin James but a gaping hole in the backfield next to him, not to mention he is getting a little long in the tooth. 

Kitchens had an impressive 2022 season, leading the nation with six interceptions. He is one of the most complete safeties in the 2024 NFL Draft, and his playmaking ability is a testament to his ability to read the QB's eyes, manage space, and transition while channeling acceleration in zone. At 5'11" and 202 pounds, Kinchens has the size, angle IQ, and closing speed to be a formidable defensive player.

Kinchens is a tremendous upgrade to AJ Finley or Alohi Gilman. He can improve the defense, specifically in high-scoring games late in the 4th quarter, you know, the games the Chargers seem to find themselves in constantly and lose 54 percent of the time.