Opportunity For San Diego Chargers To Trade Back Seem To Be Growing

The Browns are thinking about trading back into the 1st round to acquire another draft selection before the Houston Texans select. They might not even use their 26th selection in the first round on a quarterback. Sounds like a little smoke screen that they are trying to put up so that nobody trades up in front of them at the 25th selection.

If the Chargers want to move out of the 25th selection and pick up a few draft choices, the opportunities seem to be ample. The Texans and the Browns both look to be passing on quarterbacks with their top choices in the draft, leaving those quarterbacks to slide right down to the Chargers selection.

All of the quarterbacks seem to be sliding, which could open up trading season on Thursday. If the Chargers don’t have a selection in the first round of the draft, but have a handful of picks on the next day, things should be looking up. Time to gather up some draft picks and make some big things happen.


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  • 619chargers4life

    Funny I just put my bid in for your poll, then I come across this article . Lol

  • Padraigh Keogh

    Please, please make this happen. Anywhere in the top 5 or 6 in the second.

  • Diegoblue

    Wouldn’t be mad if it made sense.. ..More draft picks in a deep draft

  • 619chargers4life

    I will wait around all night for nothing but a trade . Can’t wait !

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahhaha… .thinking the stupid same thing

  • Edward Sherman

    no guarantees we land multiple studs later we pick though.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      same goes with the 25th selection tho

  • esco charger

    Im liking this scenario ernie can u imagine the possibilities we can probably still get fuller and maybe nix in the second if we have the first pick in the third we can possibly get van noy and maybe cody latimer best possible senerio but that is wishful thinking and I know wont happen lol

    • Jacob911

      I can’t see fuller out of the first but it’d be great

  • blu3ny3llow

    If the top corners n Nix (don’t know how high he’s on their list) are gone I say trade down. .If the Draft is as deep as it sounds should be good on finding talent in the 2nd n 3rd rounds.

  • Tazzster

    What do you think we would get for the 25th pick?

    If we trade with teh Browns. I am certain we would get their second rounder, but what else. A 3rd rounder?
    Moving back 11 spots to pick up an early pick in the third round sounds good. but moving out of the first for a 4th rounder doesn’t sound that great.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      what if we swap 3rds and take their 4th? while also taking their 2nd?

      • Tazzster

        That might work. I would hate to move back 11 spots and only pick up a 4th rounder.

        We have enough needs that even if we don’t see a CB we like for a #25 pick, there will be someone there with value…. OLB, WR.

        All the good players wont be gone in 24 picks

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    If we could get the Browns 2nd and 3rd that would be awesome, same with the texans. If we could do that I would grab Van Noy early or if any of the top CB’s drop take one of them then see if Nix drops to our 2nd round pick, then get our Stud WR with the early 3rd rounder and then another CB with our 3rd rounder.

    • SDmarm17

      How about we trade our 25th for Cleveland’s 26th and we swap 4th and 5th round picks?

  • tonyloc1970 .

    I hope this scenario (trading back) works out and we get to accumulate more draft picks, while getting the player TT and Mc Coy like.

  • powderBLUE801

    Van noy Van noy Van noy Van noy.

    • Eli Rodriguez

      They need to get him.

  • Edward Sherman

    that’s true i guess i’m still used to AJ reaching and diamond in the rough players.

  • MachoMenos

    My last attempt at a mock:
    Although I believe that if the Browns don’t draft a QB with their fourth pick other teams will be clamoring for our 25th pick so they can get ahead of the Browns 26th pick, this is my first, and last, mock draft for 2014, no trades included.

    1st Round – Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

    (Yes, I know everyone is expecting a cornerback here and I’ll get to that later.)
    Odell Beckham, Jr. and Anthony Barr will be long gone so….Brandin Cooks is just to good to pass up. A great route runner, doesn’t mind working between the tall trees and speed to burn. Ran a 4.33 at the combine and plays that fast on the field, too. In my mind he’s a mix between DeSean Jackson (same size but faster 40-time) and with a Steve Smith-like attitude. Check him out in his highlight reel at the 1:20 mark-UNREAL! Look at the patience he shows at the 3:04 mark on his punt return. When was the last time you saw a Charger return the ball like that? Patience and instant get-go.

    Yes, I know Eddie Royal did a superlative job for us last year (Philip had a 139 QB rating when throwing to him) but he played hurt all year. Eddie’s always had injury concerns. Malcolm Floyd may be back and I’m rooting for him. But what if the doctor’s still haven’t cleared him in time for training camp? Vincent Brown did well (no drops [?]on the year) but he couldn’t consistently get open against the better cornerbacks in the league. Was that because of his broken foot in 2012 was still on the mend or was is he just too slow? Telesco has already fixed the problem we had when Mathews and Woodhead aren’t in the game by adding Donald Brown to the mix. Add this young man to our should-have-been Rookie of the year Keenan Allen and this would make one of the better offenses in the NFL THE best offense in the NFL. Period.

    If Cooks isn’t there then… Jason Verrett, CB, TCU; Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech; Xavier Si’a-Filo, G, UCLA; Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame; Gabe Jackson, Guard, Mississippi St..

    2nd Round – Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU

    (What still no cornerback? Patience, my friends!)
    Everyone, and I mean everyone keeps saying the same thing about Van Noy- not elite, not an athlete. And? He has terrific instincts and is always around the ball. Van Noy doesn’t wow you with his frame or his straight-line speed, but he’s always there to make the play and never quits on a play. He seemingly breaks tackles as if the players aren’t even there. Is he a finished product? No. But we have Jarrett Johnson and Dwight Freeney for one more year so why not actually DEVELOP him into something that will be ready to go by mid-season instead of just throwing him into the fire? He definitely needs more moves to get to the passer but who better to sit behind and learn than Dwight Freeney?
    Look at the 15 second mark on his highlights. He notices the QB about to take off and he takes him down for a loss despite being more than 15 yards downfield! Again, at the 2:52 mark he’s shadowing the QB in case he takes off. Sure enough as soon as he sees him take off he’s there to take him down for the loss. How many times have we seen QB’s just bolt and none of our LB’s can get him until the guy has picked up tons of yardage? Every freaking Sunday, that’s how many. We need a guy like this on defense.

    If Van Noy is not there…Weston Richburg, Center, Colorado St.Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU; Jordan Mathews, WR, Vanderbilt; Demarcus Lawrence, OLB, Boise State; Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU

    3rd Round – Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

    Has all the tools to become a star in the NFL but FAR from a finished product which is why I’m picking him here. Good GM’s have to think long term when it comes to team building. I wouldn’t be upset if we picked Fuller or Verrett in the 1st round (or Dennard or Gilbert if they fell-no chance) but that would mean we really aren’t expecting Steve Williams to play well. A GM cannot give up on a player if he hasn’t had a fair shake to evaluate him. I don’t think Telesco will go that route especially since Fuller is a suspect tackler and Verrett, while pound for pound the best CB in the draft, might have medical issues. I personally love Verrett’s attitude. He plays mad and with a gigantic chip on his shoulder. However, Desir’s upside might be just as high. He oozes athleticism. His lack of physicality and playing in a small school is the only thing keeping him from being considered in the top 2 rounds.

    If Desir is not available…Dakota Dozier, Guard, Furman; Jordan Zumwalt, OLB, UCLA; DaQuan Jones, NT, Penn State; Bashaud Breeland, CB; Travis Swanson, Center, Arkansas; Matavius Bryant, WR, Clemson

    4th Round – Justin Ellis, NT, Louisiana Tech
    Thought we could wait to get him in the 5th but I don’t think he will be there now. Big man. Maybe too big. He’s a very hard worker but he has had weight problems in the past.

    If he’s gone…Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers; Trai Turner, Guard, LSU

    Fifth Round – Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama
    Had him in the fourth but teams are staying away because of injury. No hype at all. He will never be a star but will be a grinder who has great awareness (something our present RG does not have ) and can pass protect, too. Not pretty but gets the job done. BTW- Steen and Flucker, back together again! How cool would that be?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TikMvQgl5k Very boring watching a Guard
    If he’s not there…Brandon Thomas, Guard, Clemson; Deandre Coleman, DT, Cal
    Sixth Round – De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon
    The Black Mamba, He Who Breaketh Opponent’s Ankles. We could go small, fast, playmaker. He supposedly ran “just” a 4.50 but he was clearly faster. His weird starting style made the idiots blow his time. He could bring as much excitement if not more than Woodhead did to our team. Would love to see him be our return man. The only questions-Is there still room for him on our team? Maybe not. Will he be available in the 6th round? Only if people really believe he is only a 4.5 guy. Either way, the kind of player I wouldn’t mind Telesco going for and having everybody say it was a “reach” no matter what the round. Except the 1st. That would be sacrilege.

    If he’s not there…Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley; Jeffrey Pagan, DE/ NT, Alabama
    7th Round – Michael Sam, OLB, Missouri
    The best defensive player in the SEC available in the 7th round? He will be available. We need someone to take over for Larry English and possibly Keiser (now that his fight videos are appearing online). I say give the young man a shot or…
    Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest
    Wes Welker, 2.0…unfortunately we’ll end up cutting him from the lineup and he will go on to become an All Pro for some other team. If they’re not there…Aaron Lynch, OLB, South Florida; Jordan Najvar, TE, Baylor; Zac Kerin, C/G, Toledo; Vinnie Sunseri, SS, Alabama;
    Wild card – Telvin Smith, SS (not as a OLB), Florida State

    This guy ran a 4.47, is 6’3” and a beast. However, he is only 218 pounds and his frame is very small so he won’t be adding a lot more muscle. Drafting him and moving him to SS seems like a no-brainer. But can it be done? Should it be done?
    P.S. I love the way Jahleel Addae and Marcus Gilchrist improved over the season but this guy is huge compared to both of our guys. It would definitely be interesting.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I like the variety. I’m against taking a receiver in the first round (not that I hate Cooks at all- totally love his upside), but everything else looks great. Man, this draft couldn’t be coming any slower.

  • BlueBoltFan

    I would trade back as long as Fuller, Dennard, and Gilbert are off the board (or of course someone like Anthony Barr or Taylor Lewan falls).

    There’s a really good chance those guys will be gone when we pick, but I think trading down basically cuts our chances at finding a true #1 corner in half. Philip Gaines, Keith McGill, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, and Pierre Desir all have #1 potential, but they all have to answer some pretty big questions to get there.

    Still, if somebody gave us good value to trade, it might be worth it to trade no matter what.