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Chargers land Andrew Thomas with first pick in January 2020 mock draft

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 30: Andrew Thomas #71 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrate's following the Georgia Bulldogs win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 52-7 at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 30: Andrew Thomas #71 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrate's following the Georgia Bulldogs win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 52-7 at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 19: Jacob Eason #10 of the Washington Huskies throws the ball against the Oregon Ducks in the first quarter during their game at Husky Stadium on October 19, 2019, in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 19: Jacob Eason #10 of the Washington Huskies throws the ball against the Oregon Ducks in the first quarter during their game at Husky Stadium on October 19, 2019, in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Chargers January 2020 mock draft: Rounds 2 and 3

Round 2, Pick 37: QB Jacob Eason, Washington

While the Chargers pass on a quarterback in the first round, they don’t wait too much longer to find one. Jacob Eason is personally my third favorite quarterback in terms of potential in the draft. His arm is maybe the most powerful of any quarterback in the draft. He’s this draft’s gunslinger.

Eason is no real slouch to accuracy either. While there may be some footwork concerns, he threw 64 percent in his junior season at Washington.  He’s got a whole piggy bank full of dimes from the 2019 season, but this one’s my favorite.

These are the types of throws that keep you "in" on Jacob Eason.

This is a dime and a half. pic.twitter.com/muklBbqaHj

— Carter Donnick (@CDonnick3) January 9, 2020

A key issue with Eason can sometimes be timing, as he has a propensity to wait a little long on the first read. “Slow processor” is sometimes the phrase scouts use to describe him in that department.

NFL coaching can fix a lot of Eason’s problems in my view, and seeing someone like Shane Steichen work with him could be fun. It’s hard to not get excited about someone who’s got a cannon arm and just a few little mechanics to shift around to get to the next level.

Jacob Eason might be the truth pic.twitter.com/kOsKnZZzrU

— Kyle (@GimRari) January 9, 2020

Round 3, Pick 71: DT Leki Fotu, Utah

Leki Fotu can move in ways that it’s hard to believe. At 6’5″ and nearly 340 pounds, he feels like nose tackle at the next level. At Utah, he attracted double teams whenever he was in the interior, which is kind of crazy for a college interior defensive lineman.

One criticism might be that it’s hard for him to fight through double teams. However, consider who he’d be playing with if he was a Charger. Teams can’t afford to double Fotu with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram on the ends. It’s a perfect spot for development.

The upper body strength and motor just feel like too much for me to pass up on. Not many complete products exist in the third round anyway. Give me the guy with skill, speed and size and put him with two of the best defensive ends in the league. Jerry Tillery will also be getting another year and offseason of development under his belt. It’s plays like this that get Utah and Fotu fans jumping:

Wait.. so you're telling me the Cowboys are going to value to fat man again?

Leki Fotu you have my attention sir. pic.twitter.com/xcC6XXJorx

— Connor Livesay (@ConnorNFLDraft) January 6, 2020

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