Last season, the San Diego Chargers made a move up in the draft to select the running back that they wanted. They wanted to make sure that Ryan Mathews was wearing blue and yellow.
So is there a player in this draft that is worthy of moving up in the draft again? JJ Watt, Cameron Jordan, and all kinds of other players would look good in the blue and yellow, but are they worthy of making a move up in the draft?
The only player that the Chargers should consider making a move up for is LB Von Miller out of Texas A&M. Miller is expected to be gone after the first few picks and it would be an expensive move by the Bolts if they did it. That move up in the draft just is not worth the price it takes and their should be some very good players available later in the draft.
One trade up scenario that has been mentioned multiple times by UT writer, Kevin Acee, involves keeping our 18th pick and then using our plethora of picks to move back into the first round. That would give us 2 picks in the first round of the draft and 2 possible immediate impact players. The Chargers may try to contact New England (pick 28), Philly (pick 23), or Seattle (pick 25) to try and jump back into the first.
Here is Acee’s thoughts of a trade back into the first round from his latest Mailbag:
Could you imagine the Chargers selecting Ryan Kerrigan with their first pick at 18 and then jumping back in the first round again to get JJ Watt? Or you can make any other combination of top linebacker (AlDon Smith, Akeem Ayers, Kerrigan) and top defensive end (Watt, Cameron Jordan, Cameron Heyward, Muhammad Wilkerson, Adrian Clayborn). We would be able to add two impact players and they would be able to help out immediately.
This is going to be a fun draft!