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Which Chargers Players Made CBS Sports' Top 100 List?

Buzz 06.27

The Bolts have quite the high-level talent at some of the most premium positions in the NFL.

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco recently unveiled his annual Top 100 players list ahead of the 2024 season and a trio of Chargers made the cut — with two on offense and one on defense.

The highest-ranking member of the Bolts was none other than Justin Herbert, who came in at No. 41 in Prisco's list.

The Chargers' franchise cornerstone was the seventh quarterback in his rankings. Herbert threw for 3,134 yards and 20 touchdowns even though he missed the final four games of the season with injury.

Entering Year 5, Herbert continues to stack up among the best.

Prisco wrote:

He was limited to 13 games because of an injury last season, which saw his numbers at the lowest of his four-year career. He still remains one of the best passers in the game.

The list of Chargers continued from Herbert to the player that protects his blindside in Rashawn Slater.

The fourth-year offensive tackle bounced back in 2023 to start all 17 games after missing most of the year prior with an injury.

According to Pro Football Focus, Slater posted an 84.7 pass-blocking grade in 2024, good for fourth among players with at least 500 snaps. It was the highest mark of Slater's career.

Slater slotted in at No. 69 on Prisco's compilation and was the eighth offensive tackle listed as Prisco believes he can improve even more with Chargers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh at the helm.

Prisco wrote:

He is outstanding in pass protection, which is key for Justin Herbert. He does need to improve some in the run game, but that will come with Jim Harbaugh as coach.

The final member of the Bolts to make the Top 100 was Khalil Mack, who wasn't ranked in last season's edition of the list.

Mack finished at No. 79 (third among outside linebackers) after a dominant 17.0-sack performance in his 10th season.

The veteran racked up the accolades in 2023, tying the Chargers single-season franchise sack record and setting a new career best in the process. He also recorded the second-most sacks in an age-32 or older season in NFL history.

Even going into Year 11, Mack has shown he's still one of the NFL's best when it comes to wreaking havoc on the edge.

Prisco's wrote:

After a few down seasons in terms of sack numbers, he had a career-best 17 in 2023. At 33, age is starting to be a concern, but he can still impact the passing game for the defense.

To read Prisco's full Top 100, click here.

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