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Chargers Could Hold Prime Trading Spot in Draft if Browns Pass on Quarterback with 4th Pick


Here is a situation that could play out in the NFL Draft: The Houston Texans will take Jadeveon Clowney with their first overall selection. It seems that they are leaning in that direction already. They pass on a quarterback with that top selection and then we wait to see what the Cleveland Browns do with their 4th overall selection.

The Browns hold the 4th overall and 26th overall selection in the NFL draft. They may not want to use that top selection on a quarterback and might see a better value in taking Sammy Watkins or another weapon on offense. If the Browns decide to pass on a quarterback with that number 4 selection, then we could have some fun in this draft.

The Chargers hold the selection right before the Browns at pick 25. There likely will be some teams that may want to jump ahead of Cleveland in order to take their quarterback. The Chargers could be sitting pretty in that spot and demand some nice compensation for their selection. The team could then fill multiple holes on the roster with those selections.

The Houston Texans could be one of the teams that works to get back into the first round and we could take their 2nd and 3rd round picks. That would only move us back 8 spots and we still would be able to find playmakers for our roster. The Texans hold 11 selections in the draft and could be a willing partner. The Chargers may be able to steal a few draft selections from teams in the coming draft and moving down seems like a nice option if the opportunity comes up.

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  • Diegoblue

    That would be a perfect situation.. The more options the better

  • Julien Bélair

    It is the perfects scenario

  • Chris Cutty

    The perfect scenario would be to trade with Cleveland, saying we are getting calls from Houston, for thier first and second. Then draft as follows.
    1. Nix
    2a. Roby or Van Noy
    2b. If KVN is the pick, SBJ or McGill. If Roby, then BPA (OG or OLB).
    3. Latimer
    Boom! Four starters in 3 rounds!

    • Charger2139

      That’s the perfect Chargers draft!

  • arnie

    Getting more picks is always a great thing.

  • Daniel Sutter

    There are a few players I really want in the first but trading the pick for another 2nd and third would be ideal for where our team is currently. Take advantage of the deep draft and get the most you can to improve the overall unit.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Texans 2nd and 3rd are such early picks this would be a no brainer. I would love this, good call Ernie

    • C.Steele

      Ditto! I don’t think I’d be able sleep waiting on Draft Day 2 to start!! #GoBolts!

  • thegorn

    Trade down. This is a deep draft. We have too many needs, ie., cb, og/c, edge rusher, wr, nt. An extra draft pick (particularly an extra second rounder) would be nice. I would even trade our one for two twos.

  • Matt

    According to the draft chart at walter football site, the best trades according to value at pick 25 = 720 points would be:

    1) Cleveland pick 26 (round 1 = 700) + [ pick 106 (round 4 = 82) or pick 145 (round 5 = 33.5) ]

    We get our target player and land an extra corner, nose tackle, or future center on round 4.

    2) Houston pick 33 (round 2 = 580) + [ pick 66 (round 3 = 260) or picks 101 (round 4 = 96), 135 (round 4 = 38.5), 141 (round 5 = 35.5) ]

    Best case scenario is we get rounds 2 and 3 from them, or if we get two round 4 picks and one round 5 then we could build our depth with the mid-late round picks.

    3) Jacksonville pick 39 (round 2 = 510) + pick 70 (round 3 = 260)

    This one I like and it’s also realistic. Although we might miss on some of our target players by dropping to 39, we could still land a decent player at pick 70.

    TRADE WITH JACKSONVILLE!!!
    and we could land a best case scenario:

    Round 2:
    Pick 39 – Jeremiah Attaochu – OLB
    Pick 57 – Stanley Jean-Baptiste – CB

    Round 3:
    Pick 70 – Cody Latimer – WR
    Pick 89 – Justin Ellis – NT

    Round 4:
    Pick 125 – David Yankey – G