Chargers Draft

Three draft-related trades that help the Chargers

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With about six weeks remaining before the Los Angeles Chargers and the rest of the NFL are on the clock, this is the time when the free agency “frenzy” and crazy draft scenarios rise up the ranks. However, with the Cleveland Browns recently making waves in the trade market, Bolts’ fans are endlessly waiting to see what L.A. might do.

The San Francisco 49ers hawked cornerback Richard Sherman. Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders are expected to make a push for Doug Martin. So what will the Chargers do?

Probably nothing.

But here are three scenarios that general manager Tom Telesco and company could swing to bolster the L.A. roster:

Scenario One: Deal WR Travis Benjamin, the No. 17 (1st Rd.) and the No. 84 pick (3rd Rd.) to the San Francisco 49ers for the No. 9 pick (1st Rd.)

On top of securing an extra pick, the 49ers acquire a new toy for their franchise quarterback.

For the Chargers, the front office makes this move to select Florida State safety Derwin James. At 6-foot-3, he is lengthy enough to fight for jump balls with taller wideouts.

James also has what it takes to creep inside and deliver crushing blows to running backs. Giving up three chips for one is aways a hard sell, but make no mistake, James is the safety that will send the Chargers’ secondary to the top of the league.

Don’t forget defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has some experience with top-notch safeties. Let’s just say it assisted his hand in securing the NFL’s most desired jewelry.