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Does Anyone Want To Trade Up To 11? Please?

Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers are sitting at 11 and have an opportunity to add a Top 11 player in the draft. They have an opportunity to select the left tackle that is near the top of their priority list or select the best player available. There are so many different options with the selection, but the Chargers also have a lot of needs to fill on the roster.

If they stay at 11, they could add a player like Jonathan Cooper, Chance Warmack, Kenny Vacarro or Tavon Austin.

But, IF the Chargers can find a trade partner to drop down a few spots, we would be able to add a couple of players with the similar potential. In this draft, there are no real top talent guys that separate themselves from the rest.

For every Jonathan Cooper and Chance Warmack, a team can take a Larry Warford, Justin Pugh or Kyle Long. For Kenny Vaccaro, a team can take a Matt Elam. For Tavon Austin, a team can select Keenan Allen.

This likely will be a reason why teams don’t want to trade up. The talent is almost even for the first couple of rounds. If we can pull something off though, we could be stockpiling some young talent onto the roster that could contribute immediately.

Now, does anyone want to trade up? Anyone?

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • RussinSactown

    Can we entice St. Louis, Minnesota, San Fran with their 150 picks or Baltimore into making the move up?

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      You would almost think SF has to trade a few picks at somepoint, cant draft 14 dudes and have 8 or 9 of them on the practice squad or even have to cut bunch of guys, should be interesting to see what they do.

      • boltingindiego

        they would either have to trade up or trade picks for next year. if they don’t they would be wasting picks.

      • Cgoodness13

        To be honest, in MY opinion, the only talent on the 49rs is Willis an gore, the coaches carried that team to the Super Bowl, and when it came down for the player to do their part, they got creamed. So they need as many picks as possible

  • blu3ny3llow

    How many picks does Indy have?…..hmmm

  • JoseSD

    St Louis would probably be the best options if Lane Johnson or Cooper aren’t available, even though 49ers have tons of draft picks I don’t think trading all the way down to 31 from 11 is a good idea. if they give their 31st 33rd they got from the Chiefs and their 3rd rounder for the 11th is the only way I would consider it

    • boltingindiego

      sf- 31st: 600 34th: 560 93rd: 128= 1288
      chargers: 11th: 1250 145th: 33.5 221: 3= 1286.5
      this would be the trade if your going by the nfl draft trade chart.

      • JoseSD

        Seems good, but I don’t like dropping 20 spots. But with 2 picks in the 2nd and 3rd round I think they could draft at least 3-4 starters

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          yea.. .think we can add a bunch of starters in this draft. going to have a lot of youngsters, but they would have talent

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            If our guys not there at #11 why the heck not drop 20 spots and get 2 starters for the price of one? Imagine if we did that trade and they just went Oline and get Armstead and Warford, I would be really happy with that.

          • davacho

            100% with you mr blanks!

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            That’s what I’m tokken bout!

        • boltingindiego

          yah dropping down 20 picks doesn’t sound too good but it might be worth it. Who knows though?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i think the same with san fran. would want more than the 1st and the chiefs 2nd. there 2nd would be nice if they added it on there too

  • davacho

    i know i keep saying this, but if not top 5 lineman available, trade back!

    • Pels04

      As TT would say “who are the top 5 lineman?”….ha…..lie-week

      • davacho

        true that : )

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        i loved that comment. dont know why

  • arnie

    Honestly Ernie, i don’t think the Chargers are going to trade up, from the 11 spot. if anything, there could end up trading down. i had a chance to study the draft a little bit more, and i agree with Telesco, there is simply value for the Chargers needs well spread across the draft.

    • joerockt

      I don’t think you understood the article. The headline is asking for other teams to trade up to us so that we can trade down.

      • arnie

        LOL. NO, that’s what happens when your in hurry, an trying to catch up with a week worth of posts. Lol

  • joerockt

    You know, the more I think about this, the more it makes sense. If we sell the farm trying to get one of the Top 3 T’s, we lose out on a lot of other quality players. Trading down give us the opportunity to pick up additional picks in other rounds. Then at least we can grab the best player available in the first round. The real question would be how low in the first would we be willing to go?

    But honestly, the way these drafts go, I wouldn’t be surprised to see any of those 3 still available at 11. Every year there seems to be teams that have glaring needs, obvious to everyone, but that team for whatever reason thinks differently. There are always surprises and “huh? Who the hell is Larry English????” type picks.

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