Chargers Draft

Potential Chargers draft target: Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes scores a first half touchdown against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks at Rice-Eccles Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes scores a first half touchdown against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks at Rice-Eccles Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes runs with the ball during their game against the Washington State Cougars at Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes runs with the ball during their game against the Washington State Cougars at Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Chargers draft target: Huntley’s mobility

The Chargers and the rest of the league seem to shifting towards a more mobile quarterback. Although Rivers is far from that, they invested in a mobile backup and drafted a mobile third-string quarterback. Huntley fits that mold as well. Coming out of high school, Huntley was one of the top rated dual-threat quarterbacks in the country. When he was a younger player for the Utes, he relied heavily on his legs to make plays. He has since grown as a quarterback, but he will still make a handful of plays that show off great vision, mobility, awareness and sheer athleticism.

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The Utes do a great job of running play action and getting Huntley out on the move where he can create mismatches with his legs. Here he shows off a great pump fake, juking another defender and finishing the run with physicality to get into the end zone for the score. None of what they want to accomplish on offense works without his ability to make plays on the ground. As the Chargers saw first hand on Monday night, an accurate and mobile quarterback can really be a back breaker for a defense. With the influx of run-pass option offenses in the NFL, Huntley would be a great fit for an offense that can get creative.

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